Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun anticipation

4 senses of anticipation

Sense 1
anticipation, expectancy -- (an expectation)
       => expectation -- (the feeling that something is about to happen)

Sense 2
anticipation, expectancy -- (something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development")
       => expectation, outlook, prospect -- (belief about (or mental picture of) the future)

Sense 3
prediction, anticipation, prevision -- (the act of predicting (as by reasoning about the future))
       => reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought -- (thinking that is coherent and logical)

Sense 4
anticipation, expectation -- (anticipating with confidence of fulfillment)
       => hopefulness -- (full of hope)

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