Expectantly



[ik-spek-tuh nt] /ɪkˈspɛk tənt/

adjective
1.
having ; :
an excited, expectant audience.
2.
pregnant; :
an expectant mother.
3.
characterized by :
an expectant attitude.
4.
in ; ; prospective:
an expectant fortune.
noun
5.
a person who or who waits in .
/ɪkˈspɛktənt/
adjective
1.
expecting, anticipating, or hopeful: an expectant glance
2.
having expectations, esp of possession of something or prosperity
3.
pregnant: an expectant mother
noun
4.
a person who expects something
5.
(obsolete) a candidate for office, esp for ecclesiastical preferment
adj.

late 14c., from Old French expectant or directly from Latin expectantem/exspectantem (nominative expectans/exspectans), present participle of expectare/exspectare (see expect). Related: Expectantly. As a noun, from 1620s.

expectant ex·pec·tant (ĭk-spěk’tənt)
adj.
Pregnant.

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