forthcoming | unforthcoming | forthcomingness

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Meaning(s)

happening soon, willing to offer or make available

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forthcoming - accessible

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The word ‘forthcoming’ has two main uses. Firstly to express something that is due to take place in the very near future, and secondly to refer to something that is ready or made available when requested or needed. That second use has also been adapted to describe somebody who is willing to talk or provide information when requested or needed.

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Synonyms impending,available,expressive
Antonyms distant,restricted

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  1. We will be discussing the matter in much more detail at the forthcoming meeting.

  2. The police praised Mary for her forthcomingness throughout their investigation.

  3. Anna was very unforthcoming about her plans. She seems to be playing her cards close to her chest.

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