Definition of 'anticipation'
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The excitement and the anticipation has been palpable for weeks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)You want to be surrounded by a low buzz of excitement and anticipation. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We were all looking forward to the reviews with great anticipation. The Other Side of MeThere was great excitement and keen anticipation. Christianity Today (2000)We include him in eager anticipation of a return to form. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This will help to build a sense of anticipation and excitement. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is great anticipation and excitement around the yard. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The lunar high could bring a touch of excitement and anticipation into your life. The Sun (2015)The intensity of their anticipation trumpeted the excitement of an interruption to their placid world. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The posthumous publication of his diaries is awaited with trepidation by some and eager anticipation by those who knew him best. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You get a sense of thrill, expectation and anticipation. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's a question that should raise only agreeable options and pleasant anticipation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Police had deployed more than 100 officers in anticipation of trouble. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I wanted to soak up the sense of preparation and anticipation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Modest and stable inflation acts as an economic lubricant, it gets consumers to spend and businesses to invest in anticipation of future demand. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It has given the entire country a link to the Games in London and built a keen sense of anticipation. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Looking to the future with anticipation is pleasurable and, crucially, also helps you drift back off to sleep. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'anticipation'
British English: anticipation NOUN
Anticipation is a feeling of excitement about something pleasant or exciting that you know is going to happen.
There's been an atmosphere of anticipation around here for a few days now.
Definition of anticipation from the Collins English Dictionary
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