1. expected

adjective. ['ɪkˈspɛktəd, ɪkˈspɛktɪd'] considered likely or probable to happen or arrive.


  • due
  • expectable
  • awaited
  • hoped-for
  • anticipated
  • matter-of-course


  • surprising
  • undue
  • unattributable
  • unthought-of

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Words that Rhyme with Expected

  • interconnected
  • disrespected
  • unsuspected
  • unprotected
  • misdirected
  • disconnected
  • uninfected
  • undetected
  • unconnected
  • uncollected
  • reconnected
  • recollected
  • interjected
  • disaffected
  • unelected
  • uncorrected
  • unaffected
  • suspected
  • subjected
  • resurrected
  • respected
  • reflected
  • reelected
  • redirected
  • neglected
  • intersected
  • inspected
  • deflected
  • selected
  • rejected

Example sentences of the word expected

1. Verb, past participle
For that reason, federal employees are expected to adhere to high standards of ethics and conduct.

Quotes containing the word expected

1. Everyone in those days expected that art students were wild, licentious characters. We didn't know how to be, but we sure were anxious to learn.
- Norman Rockwell

2. I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.
- Audrey Hepburn

3. I never expected any sort of success with 'Mockingbird'... I sort of hoped someone would like it enough to give me encouragement.
- Harper Lee