EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN Origin of expectant 1350–1400; Middle English
), present participle of
-ant Related forms ex·pect·ant·ly, adverb half-ex·pect·ant, adjective half-ex·pect·ant·ly, adverb non·ex·pect·ant, adjective non·ex·pect·ant·ly, adverb o·ver·ex·pect·ant, adjective o·ver·ex·pect·ant·ly, adverb pre·ex·pect·ant, noun qua·si-ex·pect·ant, adjective qua·si-ex·pect·ant·ly, adverb un·ex·pect·ant, adjective un·ex·pect·ant·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for unexpectant Historical Examples of unexpectant
I was bored but
unexpectant; I had no premonition of what was to come.
I started the trip to see the real French Army in the most open but
unexpectant frame of mind.
The colleague was there, lying drowsy from the prior nights potations, but not
unexpectant of the return of his friend.
Years ago the fabulously rich silver discovery at Broken Hill burst suddenly upon an
At times a shrill, sharp pipe, screaming with gusts of horror, split my
unexpectant ear. British Dictionary definitions for unexpectant adjective expecting, anticipating, or hopeful an expectant glance having expectations, esp of possession of something or prosperity pregnant an expectant mother noun a person who expects something obsolete a candidate for office, esp for ecclesiastical preferment Derived Forms expectantly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unexpectant adj.
late 14c., from Old French
expectant or directly from Latin expectantem/ exspectantem (nominative expectans/ exspectans), present participle of expectare/ exspectare (see expect). Related: Expectantly. As a noun, from 1620s.
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