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expected

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

being in accordance with the prescribed, normal, or logical course of events
  • the children did their chores, but not without the expected whining

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expected

verb
past tense of expect

Synonyms & Antonyms of expected (Entry 2 of 2)

to believe in the future occurrence of (something)
  • we expect their arrival late this afternoon

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“Expected.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/expected. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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