HyperDic: expected

English > 1 sense of the word expected:
ADJECTIVEallexpectedconsidered likely or probable to happen / happen or arrive
expected > pronunciation
Soundsihkspeh'ktahd; ihkspeh'ktihd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
abbreviated ... wrongheaded: 610 rhymes with ihd...
English > expected: 1 sense > adjective 1
MeaningConsidered likely or probable to happen / happen or arrive.
Example"prepared for the expected attack"
Narroweranticipated, awaited, hoped-forExpected hopefully / hopefully
duescheduled to arrive
expectableTo be expected
matter-of-courseexpected or depended upon as a natural or logical outcome
See alsounsurprisingnot causing surprise
Oppositeunexpectednot expected or anticipated
Spanishanticipado, esperado
Nounsexpectednessthe state of being that is commonly observed

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