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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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