forthcoming

[ fawrth-kuhm-ing, fohrth- ]
/ ˈfɔrθˈkʌm ɪŋ, ˈfoʊrθ- /

adjective

coming forth, or about to come forth; about to appear; approaching in time: the forthcoming concert.
ready or available when required or expected: He assured us that payment would be forthcoming.
frank and cooperative; candid: In his testimony, the senator could have been more forthcoming.
friendly and outgoing; sociable.

noun

a coming forth; appearance.

Nearby words

  1. fortas, abe,
  2. forte,
  3. forte-piano,
  4. fortepiano,
  5. forth,
  6. forthright,
  7. forthwith,
  8. forties,
  9. fortieth,
  10. fortification

Origin of forthcoming

First recorded in 1515–25; forth + coming

Related formsforth·com·ing·ness, nounun·forth·com·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unforthcoming

unforthcoming

/ (ˌʌnfɔːθˈkʌmɪŋ) /

adjective

not inclined to talk about somethingshe was unforthcoming about her past

forthcoming

/ (ˌfɔːθˈkʌmɪŋ) /

adjective

approaching in timethe forthcoming debate
about to appearhis forthcoming book
available or readythe money wasn't forthcoming
open or sociable
Derived Formsforthcomingness, noun

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Word Origin and History for unforthcoming

forthcoming

adj.

"about to happen," 1530s; earlier was Old English forðcuman "to come forth, come to pass;" see forth + come (v.). Meaning "informative, responsive" is from 1835.

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