Origin of expectant
Examples from the Web for unexpectant
I was bored but unexpectant; I had no premonition of what was to come.The Man in Lower Ten
Mary Roberts Rinehart
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.The Court of Cacus
Years ago the fabulously rich silver discovery at Broken Hill burst suddenly upon an unexpectant world.Following the Equator, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
At times a shrill, sharp pipe, screaming with gusts of horror, split my unexpectant ear.
- expecting, anticipating, or hopefulan expectant glance
- having expectations, esp of possession of something or prosperity
- pregnantan expectant mother
- a person who expects something
- obsolete a candidate for office, esp for ecclesiastical preferment
Word Origin and History for unexpectant
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.