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English definition of “expectant”

expectant

adjective uk   /ɪkˈspek.tənt/ us  

expectant adjective (THINKING)

thinking that something pleasant or exciting is going to happen: the children's expectant facesPlanning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping

expectant adjective (PREGNANT)

[before noun] describes a woman who is pregnant or a man whose partner is pregnant: expectant mothers/fathers/couplesPregnancyBirth
expectantly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
The dog looked up at John expectantly.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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