anticipatedDictionary • Profits last month were well above the expected figure.
long-awaited • the long-awaited signing of a peace agreement
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long-awaitedA long-awaited event or thing is one that someone has been waiting for for a long time.
• the long-awaited signing of a peace agreement
expected, wanted, promised, looked-for, predicted, forecast, awaited, hoped-for, anticipated, counted on