1. anticipation

noun. ['ænˌtɪsəˈpeɪʃən, æntɪsəˈpeɪʃən'] something expected (as on the basis of a norm).


  • prospect
  • outlook
  • expectation
  • life expectancy


  • despair
  • pessimism
  • certainty

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Rhymes with Anticipation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Sentences with anticipation

1. Noun, singular or mass
Get your child involved in this fun project to help build anticipation for the upcoming party.

Quotes about anticipation

1. Never forget that anticipation is an important part of life. Work's important, family's important, but without excitement, you have nothing. You're cheating yourself if you refuse to enjoy what's coming.
- Nicholas Sparks, Three Weeks With My Brother

2. Never do a single thing in the anticipation to prove something to someone who has hurt you. If someone has hurt or offended you (whoever that person may be), never perform anything or strive for anything in your life with the mind of proving something to that someone/ to those people. May nothing that you do be done with any thought of them in mind. There is nothing that needs to be proven.
- C. JoyBell C.

3. The anticipation and dread he felt at seeing her was also a kind of sensual pleasure, and surrounding it, like an embrace, was a general elation--it might hurt, it was horribly inconvenient, no good might come of it, but he had found out for himself what it was to be in love, and it thrilled him.
- Ian McEwan, Atonement

2. anticipation

noun. ['ænˌtɪsəˈpeɪʃən, æntɪsəˈpeɪʃən'] an expectation.


  • hope
  • fever
  • suspense
  • expectation

3. anticipation

noun. ['ænˌtɪsəˈpeɪʃən, æntɪsəˈpeɪʃən'] the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future).


  • abstract thought
  • prognostication
  • prevision
  • projection
  • foreshadowing
  • vaticination
  • adumbration
  • prediction
  • prefiguration
  • prophecy
  • reasoning


  • incapacity
  • unprophetic
  • irrational
  • unbelief

4. anticipation

noun. ['ænˌtɪsəˈpeɪʃən, æntɪsəˈpeɪʃən'] anticipating with confidence of fulfillment.


  • expectation