ex·​pec·​ta·​tive ik-ˈspek-tə-tiv How to pronounce expectative (audio)
: of, relating to, or constituting an object of expectation
expectative goals

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of expectative was in the 15th century

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“Expectative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expectative. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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