[an-tis-uh-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]


of, showing, or expressing anticipation.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for anticipatory

anticipant, anticipative, awaiting, expecting, hopeful, anticipating

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Word Origin and History for anticipatory

1660s, from anticipate + -ory.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper