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Synonyms for imminent
ˈɪm ə nəntim·mi·nent

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Wiktionary

  1. imminentadjective

    Synonyms:
    inevitable, immediate, impending

  2. imminentadjective

    about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.

    Synonyms:
    inevitable, immediate, impending

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imminent

    Imminent, from the Latin, with the sense of projecting over, signifies liable to happen at once, as some calamity, dangerous and close at hand. Impending, also from the Latin, with the sense of hanging over, is closely akin to imminent, but somewhat less emphatic. Imminent is more immediate, impending more remote, threatening more contingent. An impending evil is almost sure to happen at some uncertain time, perhaps very near; an imminent peril is one liable to befall very speedily; a threatening peril may be near or remote, but always with hope that it may be averted.

    Synonyms:
    impending, threatening

    Antonyms:
    chimerical, contingent, doubtful, improbable, problematical, unexpected, unlikely

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imminent

    Synonyms:
    impending, hovering, threatening

    Antonyms:
    warded, staved, escaped

Princeton's WordNet

  1. at hand(p), close at hand(p), imminent, impendent, impendingadjective

    close in time; about to occur

    "retribution is at hand"; "some people believe the day of judgment is close at hand"; "in imminent danger"; "his impending retirement"

    Antonyms:
    distant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imminentadjective

    Synonyms:
    impending, threatening, impendent, near at hand

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "imminent":

    impending, forthcoming, upcoming, immediate

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  1. Arthur Caplan:

    We need to know full information about the president and vice president to both permit the nation to function and to know what is going on when an election is imminent.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    … [ is ] creating a situation that a nuclear war may break out any moment. China is also calling on North Korea state media to stop the drills, saying they won't bring North Korea back to the bargaining table. North Korea state media says these military drills, which involve a staggering 12,000 U.S. Service members, were planned in advance – but the timing is certainly appropriate. FLIGHT CREW WITNESSED NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR MISSILE TEST, AIRLINE SAYS This past weekend, Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said it is time for U.S. military families in South Korea to leave because, in his words, conflict with North Korea could be imminent. We're getting close to a military conflict because North Korea's marching toward marrying up the technology of an ICBM with a nuclear weapon on top that can not only get to America but deliver the weapon.

  3. Staff Mark Meadows:

    Democratic leaders are eager for an expansive agreement, as are PresidentTrump and top Republicans like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. But perhaps one half of Senate Republicans, mostly conservatives and those not facing difficult races this fall, are likely to oppose any deal. Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson weighs in on the potential ‘ phase 4 ’ coronavirus relief bill on ‘ Sunday Morning Futures. ’ Prior talks had yielded little progress and Saturdays cautious optimism was a break from gloomy private assessments among GOP negotiators. The administration is willing to extend the newly expired $ 600 jobless benefit, at least in the short term, but is balking at other Democratic demands like aid for state and local governments, food stamp increases, and assistance to renters and homeowners. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said restoring the $ 600 supplemental jobless benefit is critically important to Trump. Were still a long ways apart and I dont want to suggest that a deal is imminent because it is not.

  4. President Donald Trump.Despite Zuckerberg:

    If anyone, including a politician, is saying things that can cause, that is calling for violence or could risk imminent physical harm... we will take that content down.

  5. Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer:

    Officer Lugod made a split-second decision when he shot his service weapon at Elrod, the question is at the moment in time that Officer Lugod discharged his service weapon at Elrod, was he an imminent threat.

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