forthcoming

adjective forth·com·ing \ fȯrth-ˈkə-miŋ , ˈfȯrth- \
Updated on: 12 Dec 2017

Definition of forthcoming

1 : being about to appear or to be produced or made available
  • the forthcoming holidays
  • your forthcoming novel
  • funds are forthcoming
2 a : responsive, outgoing
  • a forthcoming and courteous man
b : characterized by openness, candidness, and forthrightness (see 2forthright 2)
  • 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.

Recent Examples of forthcoming from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of forthcoming

obsolete forthcome to come forth

forthcoming Synonyms

Synonyms
approaching, coming, imminent, impending, nearing, oncoming, pending, proximate, upcoming, at hand, on hand, on tap, to come
Antonyms
late, recent
Related Words
future; anticipated, awaited, expected, foreseen, predicted
Near Antonyms
bygone, erstwhile, foregone, former, old, onetime, other, past, quondam, sometime, whilom

FORTHCOMING Defined for English Language Learners

forthcoming

adjective

Definition of forthcoming for English Language Learners

  • : appearing, happening, or arriving soon

  • : readily available

  • : honest and open


FORTHCOMING Defined for Kids

forthcoming

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

Definition of forthcoming for Students

1 : being about to appear
  • the forthcoming holiday
2 : ready or available when needed
  • Supplies will be forthcoming.


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