anticipant

[ an-tis-uh-puh nt ]
/ ænˈtɪs ə pənt /

adjective

anticipative (usually followed by of): We were eagerly anticipant of her arrival.

noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for anticipant

  • 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
/ (ænˈtɪsɪpənt) /

adjective

operating in advance; expectant; anticipating

noun

a person who anticipates; anticipator
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