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1. expectation

noun. ['ˌɛkspɛkˈteɪʃən'] belief about (or mental picture of) the future.

Synonyms

  • foretaste
  • prospect
  • possibility
  • hope
  • belief
  • apprehension
  • outlook
  • misgiving
  • anticipation
  • promise

Antonyms

  • impossible
  • impossibility
  • nonexistence
  • possible

Etymology

  • expectationem (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Expectation

  • 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

Example sentences of the word expectation


1. Noun, singular or mass
On the public street, there is very little expectation of privacy, so video surveillance is also legal.

Quotes containing the word expectation


1. We must rediscover the distinction between hope and expectation.
- Ivan Illich

2. Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy - the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
- Eric Hoffer

3. Love is always bestowed as a gift - freely, willingly and without expectation. We don't love to be loved; we love to love.
- Leo Buscaglia

2. expectation

noun. ['ˌɛkspɛkˈteɪʃən'] anticipating with confidence of fulfillment.

Synonyms

  • anticipation

Antonyms

  • nice
  • noble

Etymology

  • expectationem (Latin)

3. expectation

noun. ['ˌɛkspɛkˈteɪʃən'] the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values.

Synonyms

  • mean
  • first moment
  • expected value
  • mean value

Antonyms

  • misconception
  • hopelessness
  • despair
  • pessimism

Etymology

  • expectationem (Latin)

4. expectation

noun. ['ˌɛkspɛkˈteɪʃən'] the feeling that something is about to happen.

Synonyms

  • anticipation
  • expectancy

Antonyms

  • fearlessness
  • certainty
  • dissociate

Etymology

  • expectationem (Latin)
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