imminent [im-uh-nuhnt] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||adjective|
|Definition:||at hand, on the way|
|Synonyms:||about to happen, approaching, brewing, close, coming, expectant, fast-approaching, following, forthcoming, gathering, handwriting-on-the-wall, immediate, impending, in store, in the air, in the cards, in the offing, in the wind, in view, ineluctable, inescapable, inevasible, inevitable, likely, looming, menacing, near, nearing, next, nigh, on its way, on the horizon, on the verge, overhanging, possible, probable, see it coming, threatening, to come, unavoidable, unescapable|
|Notes:||if you mean 'famous' or 'superior,' you want eminent; if you mean 'impending, about to happen' that is imminent; and if you mean 'present, inherent,' your word is immanent
imminent is 'about to happen' and immanent is 'inherent' or 'pervading the material world'
|Antonyms:||distant, doubtful, far, future, later|