Synonyms for expectant
- in suspense
- looking for
- on edge
- on tenterhooks
- waiting on
- with bated breath
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPECTANT
His face had a patient, expectant look, as if he waited for them to do something.
We hastened to mount, Clara's eyes full of expectant frolic.
At Length her heart's desire must be drawing near to her expectant soul!
It was opened very quickly, as if by some one who was on the watch, expectant of an arrival.
She did not speak, however, but only listened with her thoughtful and expectant air.
For a long moment Captain Tremayne stood there in tense, expectant silence.
Not a muscle quivered, not a foot stirred in the expectant crowd.
The birds, the insects even, all life seemed to crouch, hushed and expectant.
The wind fell and all nature lay hushed and expectant, waiting for the rain.
Constrained to fill in his expectant pause, she made shift with a "How very odd!"
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.