anticipatory

[ an-tis-uh-puh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ænˈtɪs ə pəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

of, showing, or expressing anticipation.

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Origin of anticipatory

First recorded in 1660–70; anticipate + -ory1

OTHER WORDS FROM anticipatory

an·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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