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anticipant

[an-tis-uh-puh nt]
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adjective
  1. anticipative (usually followed by of): We were eagerly anticipant of her arrival.
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noun
  1. a person who anticipates.
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Origin of anticipant

1620–30; < Latin anticipant- (stem of anticipāns, present participle of anticipāre) taking before, equivalent to anti- (variant of ante- ante-) + -cip- (combining form of capere to take) + -ant- -ant
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Historical Examples

  • His gaze troubled her, and when he withdrew his eyes she looked at him, anticipant and fearing.

    Spring Days

    George Moore

  • Inside the great temple the people of Nedra were singing and chanting with anticipant joy; outside the world was smiling benignly.

    Nedra

    George Barr McCutcheon


British Dictionary definitions for anticipant

anticipant

adjective
  1. operating in advance; expectant; anticipating
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noun
  1. a person who anticipates; anticipator
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