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Wiktionary

  1. impendingadjective

    Synonyms:
    imminent

  2. impendingadjective

    Approaching; drawing near; about to happen

    Synonyms:
    imminent

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. impending

    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:
    imminent, threatening

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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. impendingadjective

    Synonyms:
    imminent, threatening

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "impending":

    imminent, forthcoming, upcoming, looming, next

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How to use impending in a sentence?

  1. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie:

    The impending weather conditions constitute an imminent hazard, which threatens and presently endangers the health, safety, and resources of the residents of Ocean County, Atlantic County and Cape May County.

  2. Football Association president Kuniya Daini:

    Even within FIFA there is a sense of impending crisis. There were suspicions before but no measures were taken and no self-cleansing functioned either, (Blatter) is the top figure in the world of soccer so in that sense he is responsible (for allegations).

  3. Shane Oliver:

    The trade war issue is coming up to a critical junction because of that impending implementation of those tariffs.

  4. White House:

    There continues to be significant room for improvement and we're hopeful that the impending conference between the Senate and the House to reconcile differences in that bill will provide and open up an important opportunity for strengthening this critical piece of legislation.

  5. Johnny Heald:

    Despite the impending vote on Brexit, significantly more people report to have felt further removed from Europe over the last twelve months than closer to it, if the Prime Minister is to avoid disaster on his watch someone needs to start convincing the public very soon on why we should remain a part of the EU.

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