If an event, especially a cultural event, is eagerly anticipated, people expect that it will be very good, exciting, or interesting.

...the most eagerly anticipated rock event of the year. of the conference's most keenly anticipated debates...

The long-anticipated study drew criticism from the tobacco industry.


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  • anticipated — adj. 1. 1 expected; opposite of {unanticipated} and {unexpected}. Syn: awaited(predicate), hoped for, prospective [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] 2. 1 rightfully expected. Syn: looked for(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anticipated — index foreseeable, foreseen, forthcoming, future, immediate (imminent), pending (imminent), pos …   Law dictionary

  • Anticipated — Anticipate An*tic i*pate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Anticipated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Anticipating}.] [L. anticipatus, p. p. of anticipare to anticipate; ante + capere to make. See {Capable}.] 1. To be before in doing; to do or take before another; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anticipated — adj. Anticipated is used with these nouns: ↑outcome …   Collocations dictionary

  • anticipated — un·anticipated; …   English syllables

  • anticipated — adjective expected to arrive; scheduled …   Wiktionary

  • anticipated — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. foreseen, predictable, prepared for; see expected 2 , likely 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Known to be about to arrive: due, expected, scheduled. See SURPRISE …   English dictionary for students

  • anticipated — adj. expected, foreseen, predicted, envisioned an·tic·i·pate || æn tɪsɪpeɪt v. expect, predict; precede; hurry and come before …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anticipated — adjective expected hopefully (Freq. 5) • Syn: ↑awaited, ↑hoped for • Similar to: ↑expected …   Useful english dictionary

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