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

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  1. expectationnoun

    arithmetic mean, average

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

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

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  1. expectation

    expectancy, trust, confluence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. expectation, outlook, prospectnoun

    belief about (or mental picture of) the future

    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

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

  3. expectationnoun

    the feeling that something is about to happen

    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

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. expectationnoun

    anticipation, prospect, expectance, expectancy

  2. expectationnoun

    hope, trust, reliance, confidence, assurance, presumption

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. expectationnoun

    expectancy, anticipation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu:

    Our expectation from the (Syrian) regime's guarantors, and specifically Russia here, is to immediately stop the regime. We are discussing these issues with Russia, with whom we have worked with until now, we conveyed our determination to our Russian counterparts.

  2. Columbia University professor Gerry Curtis:

    My expectation is that we will get pretty much more of the same, i don't expect any big, bold moves.

  3. Vickie Kloeris:

    With no dedicated refrigerators or freezers, it’s hard to create a product that people have such a specific expectation about how it should taste and feel, pizza is one and so is ice cream.

  4. Gabriel Sakellaridis:

    There should not be an expectation on the part of institutions... that the government will back down on everything, when Gabriel Sakellaridis negotiate, there should be mutual concessions.

  5. Dr. Robert Anthony:

    Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.

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