anticipative

[ an-tis-uh-pey-tiv, -puh-tiv ]
/ ænˈtɪs əˌpeɪ tɪv, -pə tɪv /

adjective

anticipating or tending to anticipate; expressing, revealing, or containing anticipation: an anticipative action; an anticipative look.

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Origin of anticipative

First recorded in 1655–65; anticipate + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM anticipative

an·tic·i·pa·tive·ly, adverbnon·an·tic·i·pa·tive, adjectivenon·an·tic·i·pa·tive·ly, adverbun·an·tic·i·pa·tive, adjective
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