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Definition 1: marked by eager anticipation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where expectant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an expectant hush

Synonyms for expectant in the sense of this definition

(expectant is similar to ...) having or manifesting hope

"a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets" "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"

Definition 2: in an advanced stage of pregnancy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where expectant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • was big with child
  • was great with child

Synonyms for expectant in the sense of this definition

(expectant is similar to ...) carrying developing offspring within the body or being about to produce new life

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