expectative

adjective
ex·​pec·​ta·​tive | \ ik-ˈspek-tə-tiv How to pronounce expectative (audio) \

Definition of expectative

: of, relating to, or constituting an object of expectation expectative goals

First Known Use of expectative

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Expectative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expectative. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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