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anticipatory

[an-tis-uh-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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adjective
  1. of, showing, or expressing anticipation.
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Origin of anticipatory

First recorded in 1660–70; anticipate + -ory1
Related formsan·tic·i·pa·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·an·tic·i·pa·to·ri·ly, adverbnon·an·tic·i·pa·to·ry, adjective
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Related Words for anticipatorily

willingly, cordially, vigorously, sincerely, promptly, intently, zealously, heartily, gladly, earnestly, energetically, readily, breathlessly, actively, hungrily, impatiently, enthusiastically, ardently, fervently, longingly

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Historical Examples of anticipatorily

  • "It's pretty wild out there evidently," Hamilton said anticipatorily.

    The Boy With the U.S. Census

    Francis Rolt-Wheeler


Word Origin and History for anticipatorily

anticipatory

adj.

1660s, from anticipate + -ory.

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