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impending

im·pend·ing

impending

 
pronunciation:
ihm pen dIng
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: about to occur or appear.
All he could talk about was the impending release of his band's CD.
synonyms:
forthcoming, imminent, upcoming
similar words:
approaching, close, coming, in store, in the cards, nearing, oncoming
definition 2: threatening to occur soon.
impending warthe impending storm
synonyms:
looming, threatening
similar words:
brewing, imminent, nearing