Synonyms for Expectant:
hopeful, prepared, ready, apprehensive, raring, Hoping, watchful, Expecting, waiting, vigilant, eager, anticipative.
yearning, grasping, longing, hungry, ardent, Lusting, passionate, hankering, acquisitive, greedy, urgent, needful, desirous, itching, amorous, eager, hopeful, Thirsting, covetous, fond.
optimistic, hopeful, sure, aspiring, eager, yearning, desirous, faithful.
parturient, gestating, pregnant, breeding, Expecting, gravid, with child, fertilized.
•preparing to give birth (adjective)
gravid, with child, pregnant, enceinte, parturient.
n.carry, heavy with child, be expecting (a baby), have a bun in the oven, be with child, heavily pregnant, blooming, in the family way, surprise, anticipatory. gone, reproduction. •expectant (noun)
big, great, large, enceinte, anticipative, hopeful, with child, anticipant, pregnant, heavy, gravid.