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English definition of “expectant”

expectant

adjective (THINKING)    /ɪkˈspek.tənt/
thinking that something pleasant or exciting is going to happen: the children's expectant facesPlanning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping expectantly     /-li/ adverb The dog looked up at John expectantly.Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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