Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

coming

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of coming

  1. 1 being soon to appear or take place <a listing of the coming attractions> Synonyms approaching, forthcoming, imminent, impending, nearing, oncoming, pending, proximate, upcomingRelated Words future; anticipated, awaited, expected, foreseen, predictedNear Antonyms bygone, erstwhile, foregone, former, old, onetime, other, past, quondam, sometime, whilomAntonyms late, recent

  2. 2 being the one that comes immediately after another <in the coming year> Synonyms next, ensuing, following, succeedingRelated Words consecutive, sequential, successive; posterior, subsequent; immediate; secondNear Antonyms anterior, former; past; lastAntonyms antecedent, foregoing, precedent, preceding, previous, prior

  3. 3 of a time after the present <over the coming weeks we'll be adding to the staff> Synonyms future, unbornRelated Words approaching, forthcoming, imminent, impending, nearing, oncoming, pending, upcoming; after, ensuing, later, posterior, subsequent; anticipated, awaited, expected, planned, predicted, projected, prospective; eventual, final, last, ulterior, ultimateNear Antonyms ancient, olden; antecedent, anterior, precedent, preceding, previous, priorAntonyms bygone, past




coming

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of coming

  1. the act of coming upon a scene <the coming of the children meant we could finally get the party started> Synonyms advent, appearance, arrival, incomingRelated Words approach, entrance, ingress; beginning, birth, commencement, dawn, dawning, debut (also début), genesis, inception, morning, onset, startNear Antonyms dissipation, dissolution, evaporation, fadeaway, fading, melting, passing, vanishing; clearing out, egress, leaving, retirement, retreat, withdrawal; emigration, evacuation, exodusAntonyms decamping, decampment, departing, departure, disappearance, exit, exiting, farewell, going, leave-taking, parting, quitting





Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up coming? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

pince-nez spindrift kittly-benders duvet
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ