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expectant

adjective

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1 having or showing signs of eagerly awaiting something
  • expectant crowds gathered at the spot where the President was scheduled to make an appearance

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2 containing unborn young within the body
  • a medication that should not be taken by expectant women without permission from their doctors

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expectant

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Synonyms & Antonyms of expectant (Entry 2 of 2)

one who seeks an office, honor, position, or award
  • divinity students who were all expectants for a curacy

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“Expectant.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expectant. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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