impendent

[ im-pen-duh nt ]
/ ɪmˈpɛn dənt /

adjective


Nearby words

  1. impedor,
  2. impel,
  3. impellent,
  4. impeller,
  5. impend,
  6. impending,
  7. impenetrability,
  8. impenetrable,
  9. impenitence,
  10. impenitent

Origin of impendent

1585–95; < Latin impendent- stem of impendēns present participle of impendēre to hang over, threaten. See impend, -ent

Related formsim·pend·ence, im·pend·en·cy, noun

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Word Origin and History for impendent

impendent

1590s, from Latin impendens "impending," present participle of impendere (see impend).

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