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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 of expectant agape, agog, anticipant, anticipatory Words Related to expectant open-eyed, openmouthed; alert, vigilant, watchful; anxious, athirst, breathless, eager, enthusiastic, raring; antsy, impatient, restive, restless Near Antonyms of expectant 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 of expectant big, caught, enceinte, pregnant, expecting, gone, gravid, heavy, quick [archaic]Words Related to expectant parturient, prenatal; childbearing, gestational; brooding; conceiving, impregnatedNear Antonyms of expectant barren, infertile; aborting, miscarrying; deliveredAntonyms of expectant 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 of expectant applicant, applier, aspirant, campaigner, contender, candidate, hopeful, prospect, seekerWords Related to expectant competitor, contestant, entrant, entry, favorite, qualifier; dark horse, spoiler, stalking horse; crown prince, favorite son; claimant, pretender; nominee, running mateNear Antonyms of expectant incumbent, officeholder; awardee, honoree, inductee; dropoutAntonyms of expectant noncandidate



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