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impending

[ im-pen-ding ]
/ ɪmˈpɛn dɪŋ /
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adjective
about to happen; imminent: their impending marriage.
imminently threatening or menacing: an impending storm.
Archaic. overhanging.
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Origin of impending

First recorded in 1675–85; impend + -ing2

synonym study for impending

1. See imminent.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH impending

pending, impending
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British Dictionary definitions for impending

impending
/ (ɪmˈpɛndɪŋ) /

adjective
about to happen; imminent
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