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1. Coming or acting in advance: clouds anticipant of a storm.
2. Expectant; anticipating: a team anticipant of victory.
One who anticipates.
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operating in advance; expectant; anticipating
a person who anticipates; anticipator
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(ænˈtɪs ə pənt)

1. anticipative; expectant (usu. fol. by of).
2. a person who anticipates.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anticipant - one who anticipatesanticipant - one who anticipates      
illusionist, seer, visionary - a person with unusual powers of foresight
Adj.1.anticipant - marked by eager anticipationanticipant - marked by eager anticipation; "an expectant hush"
hopeful - having or manifesting hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem"
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Having or marked by expectation:
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A moins que le but n'ait ete de refleter une nouvelle "sensibilite du coeur" anticipant la liberation sexuelle et sentimentale des annees I960?
Dans un contexte marque par Vatican II oo l'Eglise semble en chantier, ils ont toujours conteste leur formation parce qu'elle est heritee d'un passe qui n'a plus cours et n'ont persevere dans l'institution qu'en anticipant une reforme radicale des roles et des carrieres religieux.