Antonyms of adj anticipative

1 sense of anticipative

Sense 1
anticipant, anticipative, expectant -- (marked by eager anticipation; "an expectant hush")

INDIRECT (VIA hopeful) -> hopeless -- (without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down")

Similarity of adj anticipative

1 sense of anticipative

Sense 1
anticipant, anticipative, expectant -- (marked by eager anticipation; "an expectant hush")
       => hopeful (vs. hopeless) -- (having or manifesting hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem")

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