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

, , or about to come ; 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.
a , ; appearance.
approaching in time: the forthcoming debate
about to appear: his forthcoming book
available or ready: the money wasn’t forthcoming
open or sociable

“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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