Thankfully (or perhaps not, for some expectant theatergoers), the play steers clear of nudity and anything too explicit.
But he arrived more than an hour early to the courthouse, which was packed with spectators and an expectant air.
Picture that energized and expectant crowd in the March on Washington at the feet of Lincoln.
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)