anticipative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anticipate +‎ -ive

Adjective[edit]

anticipative (comparative more anticipative, superlative most anticipative)

  1. Of or pertaining to anticipation; inclined to anticipate; expectant.
    • Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby
      [] protestations of friendship, and expressions anticipative of the pleasure which must inevitably flow from so happy an acquaintance, were exchanged []