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v. ex·pect·ed, ex·pect·ing, ex·pects
a. To look forward to the probable occurrence or appearance of: expecting a phone call; expects rain on Sunday.
b. To consider likely or certain: expect to see them soon. See Usage Note at anticipate.
2. To consider reasonable or due: We expect an apology.
3. To consider obligatory; require: The school expects its pupils to be on time.
4. Informal To presume; suppose.
To be pregnant. Used in progressive tenses: My wife is expecting again.

[Latin exspectāre : ex-, ex- + spectāre, to look at, frequentative of specere, to see; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

ex·pect′a·ble adj.
ex·pect′a·bly adv.
ex·pect′ed·ly adv.
ex·pect′ed·ness n.
Synonyms: expect, anticipate, hope, await
These verbs relate to the idea of looking ahead to something in the future. To expect is to look forward to the likely occurrence or appearance of someone or something: "We should not expect something for nothing—but we all do and call it Hope" (Edgar W. Howe).
Anticipate sometimes refers to taking advance action, as to forestall or prevent the occurrence of something expected or to meet a wish or request before it is articulated: anticipated the storm and locked the shutters. The term can also refer to having a foretaste of something expected: The police are anticipating trouble with rowdy fans after the game. To hope is to look forward with desire and usually with a measure of confidence in the likelihood of gaining what is desired: I hope to see you soon. To await is to wait expectantly and with certainty: She is eagerly awaiting your letter.


the quality or state of being expected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.expectedness - the state of being that is commonly observed
normalcy, normality - being within certain limits that define the range of normal functioning
2.expectedness - ordinariness as a consequence of being expected and not surprising
ordinariness, mundaneness, mundanity - the quality of being commonplace and ordinary
normalcy, normality - expectedness as a consequence of being usual or regular or common
surprisingness, unexpectedness - extraordinariness by virtue of being unexpected; "the unexpectedness of the warm welcome"
References in classic literature ?
We have first an expectation, then a sensation with the feeling of expectedness related to memory of the expectation.
Greater expectedness, dependability and schedule integrity, with fewer delays and disruptions for airlines and airports will be delivered by the combined solution.
If the poem partakes of any of those things, depending on the reader, it courts the sentimentality of expectedness (see number 2).
Don't get me wrong, the movie was as it is rated, for those aged 13, and completely predictable with semi-recognisable faces, but it's that expectedness and silliness that made it an enjoyable, mindless 89 minutes.