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adjective forth·com·ing \fȯrth-ˈkə-miŋ, ˈfȯrth-\

Simple Definition of forthcoming

  • : appearing, happening, or arriving soon

  • : readily available

  • : honest and open

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of forthcoming

  1. 1 :  being about to appear or to be produced or made available <the forthcoming holidays> <your forthcoming novel> <funds are forthcoming>

  2. 2 a :  responsive, outgoing <a forthcoming and courteous man> b :  characterized by openness, candidness, and forthrightness <not forthcoming about his memories of medical school — Mark Kramer>

Examples of forthcoming in a sentence

  1. He was more forthcoming about his past than they expected.

  2. She has been less than forthcoming about her involvement in the scandal.



Origin and Etymology of forthcoming

obsolete forthcome to come forth


First Known Use: circa 1532


FORTHCOMING Defined for Kids

forthcoming

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adjective forth·com·ing \fȯrth-ˈkə-miŋ\

Definition of forthcoming for Students

  1. 1 :  being about to appear <the forthcoming holiday>

  2. 2 :  ready or available when needed <Supplies will be forthcoming.>





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