expected

Something expected is likely to happen: it's probable. During winter, snow is expected.

When you expect something, you anticipate that it will happen. As people age, they expect some grey hair. Things described as expected are things people know will probably happen. For football players, many injuries are expected. If you have a baby, many changes in your life are expected. For example, it’s expected that the baby will often cry, causing the parents to lose sleep. Expected things are the opposite of surprising things. No one is surprised by an expected event.

Definitions of expected
1

adj considered likely or probable to happen or arrive

“prepared for the expected attack”
Synonyms:
anticipated, awaited, hoped-for
expected hopefully
due
scheduled to arrive
expectable
to be expected
matter-of-course
expected or depended upon as a natural or logical outcome
unsurprising
not causing surprise
Antonyms:
unexpected
not expected or anticipated
unannounced, unheralded, unpredicted
without warning or announcement
out of the blue, unanticipated, unforeseen, unlooked-for
not anticipated
unhoped, unhoped-for, unthought, unthought-of
so unexpected as to have not been imagined
unprovided for
not prepared or ready for
upset
used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win
surprising
causing surprise or wonder or amazement
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