Translation of "expectation" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /ˌek·spekˈteɪ·ʃən/ us /ˌek·spekˈteɪ·ʃən/

the feeling that good things are going to happen in the future

The trip lived up to all our expectations (= was as good as we expected).
My parents had high expectations for me (= expected me to be successful).

[ , no plural ] the feeling of expecting something to happen

He had gone away and there was no expectation of his return.

(Translation of “expectation” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)