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expectant

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of expectant

  1. 1 having or showing signs of eagerly awaiting something <expectant crowds gathered at the spot where the President was scheduled to make an appearance> Synonyms agape, agog, anticipant, anticipatory Related Words open-eyed, openmouthed; alert, vigilant, watchful; anxious, athirst, breathless, eager, enthusiastic, raring; antsy, impatient, restive, restless Near Antonyms apathetic, indifferent, unconcerned, unimpressed, uninterested, unmoved

  2. 2 containing unborn young within the body <a medication that should not be taken by expectant women without permission from their doctors> Synonyms big, caught, enceinte, pregnant, expecting, gone, gravid, heavy, quick [archaic]Related Words parturient, prenatal; childbearing, gestational; brooding; conceiving, impregnatedNear Antonyms barren, infertile; aborting, miscarrying; deliveredAntonyms nonpregnant




expectant

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of expectant

  1. one who seeks an office, honor, position, or award <divinity students who were all expectants for a curacy> Synonyms applicant, applier, aspirant, campaigner, contender, candidate, hopeful, prospect, seekerRelated Words competitor, contestant, entrant, entry, favorite, qualifier; dark horse, spoiler, stalking horse; crown prince, favorite son; claimant, pretender; nominee, running mateNear Antonyms incumbent, officeholder; awardee, honoree, inductee; dropoutAntonyms noncandidate




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