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impending

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 being soon to appear or take place
  • an impending celebration of the 100th anniversary of the college's founding

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2 giving signs of immediate occurrence
  • an aura of impending doom hung over the city

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impending

verb
present participle of impend

Synonyms & Antonyms of impending (Entry 2 of 2)

to be about to happen
  • for confirmed pessimists some disaster always seems to be impending

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The first known use of impending was in 1616

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“Impending.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/impending. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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