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English definition of “expectant”

expectant

adjective
 
 
/ɪkˈspektənt/
thinking that something pleasant or exciting is going to happen: the children's expectant facesExcited, interested and enthusiasticPlanning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
an expectant mother/father, etc someone who is going to have a baby soonPregnancyBirth
expectantly adverb They looked at me expectantly.
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