Anticipative
Anticipative An*tic"i*pa*tive, a. Anticipating, or containing anticipation. ``Anticipative of the feast to come.'' --Cary. -- {An*tic"i*pa*tive*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • anticipative — index sanguine Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • anticipative — [an tis′ə pāt΄iv, an tis′əpə tiv΄] adj. inclined to anticipate; of or full of anticipation anticipatively adv …   English World dictionary

  • anticipative — anticipatively, adv. /an tis euh pay tiv, peuh tiv/, adj. anticipating or tending to anticipate; expressing, revealing, or containing anticipation: an anticipative action; an anticipative look. [1655 65; ANTICIPATE + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • anticipative — /ænˈtɪsəpətɪv/ (say an tisuhpuhtiv), / peɪtɪv/ (say paytiv) adjective anticipating or tending to anticipate; containing anticipation: an anticipative action; an anticipative look. –anticipatively, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • anticipative — adjective Of or pertaining to anticipation; inclined to anticipate; expectant …   Wiktionary

  • anticipative — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Having or marked by expectation: anticipant, anticipatory, expectant. See SURPRISE …   English dictionary for students

  • anticipative — adj. tending to anticipate, expectant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anticipative — adj 1. expectant, expecting, in expectation, anticipating, anticipatory; hopeful, optimistic, sanguine. 2. precognitive, precognoscent, presentient; foreseeing, foreboding, prescient, foreknowing …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • anticipative — an·tic·i·pa·tive …   English syllables

  • anticipative — adjective marked by eager anticipation an expectant hush • Syn: ↑anticipant, ↑expectant • Similar to: ↑hopeful • Derivationally related forms: ↑expectancy ( …   Useful english dictionary

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