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anticipation

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of anticipation

  1. the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence in anticipation of a marriage proposal, she had already begun looking at wedding dresses Synonyms of anticipation expectation, contemplation, expectance, expectancy, prospectWords Related to anticipation alarm (also alarum), apprehension, dread, foreboding, misgiving

Synonym Discussion of anticipation

prospect, outlook, anticipation, foretaste mean an advance realization of something to come. prospect implies expectation of a particular event, condition, or development of definite interest or concern.
    • the prospect of a quiet weekend
outlook suggests a forecasting of the future.
    • a favorable outlook for the economy
anticipation implies a prospect or outlook that involves advance suffering or enjoyment of what is foreseen.
    • the anticipation of her arrival
foretaste implies an actual though brief or partial experience of something forthcoming.
    • the frost was a foretaste of winter


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