Definition of forthcoming
1 : being about to appear or to be produced or made available the forthcoming holidays your forthcoming novel funds are forthcoming
2a : responsive, outgoing a forthcoming and courteous manb : 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
He was more forthcoming about his past than they expected.
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 English Language Learners
Definition of forthcoming for English Language Learners
: appearing, happening, or arriving soon
: readily available
: honest and open
FORTHCOMING Defined for Kids
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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