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Synonyms for expectation
ˌɛk spɛkˈteɪ ʃənex·pec·ta·tion

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. expectationnoun

    Synonyms:
    arithmetic mean, average

English Synonyms and Antonyms3.1 / 9 votes

  1. expectation

    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.

    Synonyms:
    antepast, anticipation, apprehension, expectancy, foreboding, forecast, foresight, foretaste, forethought, hope, presentiment, prevision

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. expectation

    Synonyms:
    expectancy, trust, confluence

Princeton's WordNet2.4 / 7 votes

  1. expectation, outlook, prospectnoun

    belief about (or mental picture of) the future

    Synonyms:
    scene, view, mind-set, aspect, first moment, prognosis, candidate, prospect, arithmetic mean, outlook, chance, vista, anticipation, lookout, mentality, expected value, panorama, medical prognosis, mindset

  2. anticipation, expectationnoun

    anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

    Synonyms:
    anticipation, expected value, expectancy, outlook, arithmetic mean, prediction, prospect, prevision, first moment

  3. expectationnoun

    the feeling that something is about to happen

    Synonyms:
    anticipation, outlook, expected value, first moment, arithmetic mean, prospect

  4. arithmetic mean, first moment, expectation, expected valuenoun

    the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values

    Synonyms:
    anticipation, outlook, expected value, first moment, arithmetic mean, prospect

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. expectationnoun

    Synonyms:
    anticipation, prospect, expectance, expectancy

  2. expectationnoun

    Synonyms:
    hope, trust, reliance, confidence, assurance, presumption

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 1 vote

  1. expectationnoun

    Synonyms:
    expectancy, anticipation

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "expectation":

    expectations, expectancy, anticipation, hope, waiting, wait, suspense

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How to use expectation in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Mielke:

    We expect prices will recover ... my expectation is palm oil futures are likely to recover to 2,700-3,000 ringgit until June, there's a lot of upward potential.

  2. Marty Jackley:

    Our expectation and hope is that the leading telecommunications providers will take advantage of the rule change and use the new technology.

  3. Kenneth Anderson:

    The expectation is certainly not that it will cause a death spiral, but that they will meet it and to ensure that they are being careful about how they manage their liquidity.

  4. Pete Wehner:

    I think Biden’s political situation is stronger not weaker after the midterm because the expectation was Bill Clinton would lose Democratic House by more and would lose the Senate as well.

  5. Steve Claussen:

    The implied expectation is that you are expecting a short-term move very quickly. These are definitely event-driven trades in my opinion.


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