nonexpectant

expectant

[ik-spek-tuhnt]
adjective
1.
having expectations; expecting: an excited, expectant audience.
2.
pregnant; expecting: an expectant mother.
3.
characterized by expectations: an expectant attitude.
4.
in expectation; expected; prospective: an expectant fortune.
noun
5.
a person who expects or who waits in expectation.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin expectant- (stem of expectāns), present participle of expectāre to expect; see -ant

expectantly, adverb
half-expectant, adjective
half-expectantly, adverb
nonexpectant, adjective
nonexpectantly, adverb
overexpectant, adjective
overexpectantly, adverb
preexpectant, noun
quasi-expectant, adjective
quasi-expectantly, adverb
unexpectant, adjective
unexpectantly, adverb
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expectant (ɪkˈspɛktənt)
 
adj
1.  expecting, anticipating, or hopeful: an expectant glance
2.  having expectations, esp of possession of something or prosperity
3.  pregnant: an expectant mother
 
n
4.  a person who expects something
5.  obsolete a candidate for office, esp for ecclesiastical preferment
 
ex'pectantly
 
adv

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expectant
late 14c., from O.Fr. expectant or directly from L. expectantem (nom. expectans), prp. of expectare (see expect). Related: Expectantly.
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expectant ex·pec·tant (ĭk-spěk'tənt)
adj.
Pregnant.

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