What is another word for expectantly?

124 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[ ɛkspˈɛktəntli], [ ɛkspˈɛktəntli], [ ɛ_k_s_p_ˈɛ_k_t_ə_n_t_l_i]

Expectantly is an adverb that is often used to describe a hopeful or optimistic attitude towards a particular situation or event. If you are looking for synonyms for expectantly, there are a few alternatives that may work well. Some options include eagerly, hopefully, anticipatorily, excitedly, or with anticipation. Each of these synonyms carries with it a sense of excitement or eagerness, and can be used interchangeably with expectantly in most situations. When choosing which synonym to use, consider the context in which it will be used, as well as the tone and mood you are trying to convey.

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What are the hypernyms for Expectantly?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for expectantly?

Expectantly means having hopeful anticipation, so its antonyms are words that express feelings of doubt, uncertainty, or disregard. Antonyms for expectantly are words like doubtfully, uncertainly, skeptically, incredulously, and indifferently. These words imply that one is not expecting or hoping for anything positive or that they do not have any faith in a particular outcome. Doubtfully indicates that one is unsure about what to expect, uncertainly implies a lack of confidence in what will come, skeptically indicates a disbelief in what is anticipated, incredulously implies a feeling of disbelief or skepticism, and indifferently shows a lack of interest or enthusiasm about what is expected.

Usage examples for Expectantly

Muriel had turned about in her seat, her eyes fixed expectantly upon the other girl.
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In building our igloo the boys frequently looked about expectantly.
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She turns and looks expectantly toward the door.
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