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Synonyms for anticipation
ænˌtɪs əˈpeɪ ʃənan·tic·i·pa·tion

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. anticipation

    Expectation may be either of good or evil; presentiment almost always, apprehension and foreboding always, of evil; anticipation and antepast, commonly of good. Thus, we speak of the pleasures of anticipation. A foretaste may be of good or evil, and is more than imaginary; it is a part actually received in advance. Foresight and forethought prevent future evil and secure future good by timely looking forward, and acting upon what is foreseen. Compare ANTICIPATE.

    antepast, apprehension, expectancy, expectation, foreboding, forecast, foresight, foretaste, forethought, hope, presentiment, prevision

    astonishment, consummation, despair, doubt, doubt, dread, enjoyment, fear, realization, surprise, wonder

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anticipation, expectancynoun

    an expectation

    prediction, expectation, expectancy, prevision

  2. anticipation, expectancynoun

    something expected (as on the basis of a norm)

    "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"

    prediction, expectation, expectancy, prevision

  3. prediction, anticipation, previsionnoun

    the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future)

    expectancy, prescience, expectation, prediction, farsightedness, foretelling, prognostication, foresight, prevision, prospicience, forecasting

  4. anticipation, expectationnoun

    anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

    expected value, expectation, expectancy, outlook, arithmetic mean, prediction, prospect, prevision, first moment

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. anticipationnoun

    expectation, expectance, contemplation, prospect, hope, trust, ABEYANCE

  2. anticipationnoun

    foretaste, prelibation, antepast, presentiment, forestalling, foreseeing, foresight, prescience, prevision, forethought, forecast, preconception

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. anticipationnoun

    expectation, preclusion, preoccupation, foretaste, antepast, forethought

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. anticipation

    Anticipation, dynamic mutation, Sherman paradox

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  1. Mohamed Barakat:

    People are living in fear and anticipation because they know well what Assad and Russia are capable of. Life is functioning, but we are scared, civilians cannot protect themselves. Even underground basements that civilians used to seek refuge in during airstrikes were previously targeted with highly destructive bombs, and are not a safe option anymore.

  2. Stefan Worrall:

    The market is in a state of significant anticipation. This is certainly crimping liquidity today because there is not a lot of substantial transactions going on in the market where you have this extraordinary volatile event.

  3. David Alterman:

    Demonstrated access to capital markets can remove the perceived risks of a liquidity crunch for the issuer in the eyes of its shareholders and bond investors, many companies are either already executing or are considering higher cost or secured financings, and some names are doing so in anticipation that their borrowing base will be lowered.

  4. Jim Hall:

    More of it remains active flooding the brain with excess dopamine, resulting in intense pleasure and its related anticipation that users come to crave resulting in compulsive use and a stronger addiction, designing the molecule of a drug that blocks the exit door for dopamine in the brain makes it a more addictive substance.

  5. Manager Dave Roberts:

    I just felt that I didn't want to get the anxiety or the nerves with the anticipation of that ninth inning, i just asked him if he was ready to make history, and he said, ‘Let’s do it.'.

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