Synonym of impending

Alternative for impending

Adjective

Happening or appearing in the relatively near future
imminent approaching coming forthcoming nearing near looming upcoming brewing threatening close pending at hand hovering menacing oncoming proximate to come awaiting close at hand future gathering handwriting-on-the-wall in store in the wind ominous overhanging portending upon us about to happen in the air looming large on the way in the offing looking to on the cards on the horizon waiting to in the cards in the pipeline see it coming in the near future just around the corner expected coming up prospective next subsequent following ensuing eventual anticipated advancing later succeeding immediate on tap in prospect downstream consequent resulting inevitable likely on the agenda planned probable potential on hand nigh successive in view in the stars about to be just round the corner latter down the line down the pike down the road in the wings fast-approaching inescapable possible considered near-at-hand coming soon awaited destined near at hand -to-be subsequential consecutive proposed coming after next off soon-to-be directly after coming next drawing near on us to be yet to come scheduled afoot approximating short-term onrushing arriving in the works convergent likely to happen happening soon supplied predestined fated round the corner foreseeable emerging contemplated appearing rising moving closer in sight nearly on us in preparation intended ultimate fast approaching around the corner due inevasible unescapable expectant unavoidable ineluctable hoped-for intending would-be aspiring looked-for heavy portentous dark black louring unborn converging progressing extended presumptive designate long-term on its way on the verge near-term promised latent in the making after successional up-and-coming en route over the long term bodeful ugly gaining upon almost on one getting near resultant posterior consequential postliminary pursuing succedent sequential running sequent supervenient late serial later on in line following after on the trot next up under discussion on the go underway up and coming liable to happen under way in production being prepared about going on happening current circulating around abroad at large stirring going about in circulation astir doing the rounds

Adjective

Certain to happen
inevitable certain inescapable unavoidable ineluctable necessary sure assured inexorable unpreventable fated imminent preordained decreed destined expected fixed foreseeable ineludible ordained predestined predetermined predictable settled compulsory guaranteed obligatory reliable fateful impreventable prescribed required unalterable undeniable unescapable decided doomed effective foreordained irrevocable mandatory natural unfailing binding dependable determined ineliminable inevasible irresistible sure to happen all locked up in the bag to be anticipated to be expected without recourse bound to happen for certain for sure no ifs ands or buts in the cards open and shut certain to happen meant intended set manifest obvious infallible inerrant clear returnless locked up prejudged pre-elected decided by fate in the stars bound foredoomed designed threatening that is to be menacing nailed on near at hand sealed to come hanging over que sera sera in the air in the wind forthcoming stated written in the cards in prospect predesigned in store overhanging instant brewing compelled very likely way the ball bounces that will be directed condemned closed looming coming imperative peremptory requisite forced incumbent nonelective essential involuntary compelling demanded compulsatory urgent de rigueur enforced statutory automatic necessitous definite imperious needed critical stipulated prerequisite coercive indispensable needful integral called for must-have determinist patent deterministic vital contractual enforceable prophesied prophesized pivotal recommended doubtless predicted crucial undoubted routine important meant to be out of one's hands overwhelming overpowering nailed-on robot-like repeated usual regular all sewn up mapped out in advance uncontrollable potent compulsive undodgeable pressing irrepressible ungovernable besetting forceful driving commanding irremissible obsessive oppressive overmastering importunate crying dire emergent exigent clamant acute burning called-for overriding inextricable impossible to escape from OB the law

Adjective

Beginning, starting, coming into existence
incipient developing inceptive inchoate nascent starting beginning commencing embryonic originating emerging emergent growing initial aborning budding dawning fledgling embryonal germinal rudimentary basic early elementary fundamental initiative initiatory introductory just beginning start in its infancy inaugural opening preliminary original infant first earliest foremost burgeoning promising antecedent potential young immature primary virgin coming rising undeveloped leading inductive headmost prefatory precursory prelusive prior preparatory pioneer evolving up-and-coming future leadoff prospective in the making lead-in proemial preparative unformed provisional anterior maiden blossoming foundational arising pilot foundation trial test precursive unborn expected awaited preludial unprecedented pioneering incomplete seminal advancing naissant first-time sunrise prolegomenous raw new unindustrialized premier probationary amateur primitive preceding appearing to come to be up and coming upcoming prime old resulting emanating efflorescent emanant coming out outgoing brand-new premature imperfect formless amorphous unshaped unfinished shapeless in an early stage prodromal prefatorial prelim prodromic preambular preambulatory just begun issuing forth prolegomenal exordial prelusory simple exploratory entry-level fetal primordial unevolved in utero foetal unripe unactualized abortive aspiring flowering sprouting germinating vegetating pullulating pubescent maturing would-be wannabe fresh half-baked with potential bursting forth shooting up primeval elemental essential primaeval rudimental primal underlying abecedarian basal pristine meat-and-potatoes aboriginal advance previous experimental native archetypal forward prototype autochthonous indigenous ancient prototypal radical autochthonic simplest earlier substratal primo explorative necessary principal key easy chief central ahead cardinal domestic endemic born lead head underived local capital paramount bog-standard master tentative important number one numero uno past major ABCs uncomplex plain simplified simplex clear before duck soup child's play meat and potatoes launching dedicatory basilar lowest explanatory first-gen readying preparing first-edition first-ever immediate nuts-and-bolts uncompleted larval prehistoric newborn firsthand direct advanced avant-garde unmediated base prototypical unfledged expeditionary vanguard beforehand foregoing prep precautionary underivative investigative fact-finding virginal first-generation first-hand prior to unmarried pure intact former at the fore sent ahead in the forefront sent on ahead in the lead in front in anticipation of in advance of precedent proving unwed chaste undefiled developmental sample model in advance ahead of time untapped unused unbroached maidenly untried speculative preexisting preexistent erstwhile home-grown pre-existent pre-existing congenital unacquired ethnic chthonic connate homegrown inherited vital facile straightforward uncomplicated intrinsic indispensable root organic structural supreme top constitutional ingrained inherent crucial best integral profound pivotal critical highest main greatest requisite ultimate significant bottom-line deep supporting sustaining constitutive deep-seated substrative axiomatic grass-roots theoretical bottom axiological groundlaying top-level first-rate top-tier elite pre-eminent notable preeminent front commanding overbearing outstanding arch sovereign sovran grand big dominant noteworthy great presiding high supereminent overriding predominant overmastering ranking A-number-1 top-notch number-one A-1 hotdog heavyweight heavy champion of note hotshot at the leading edge heavy stuff at the cutting edge hot stuff most important most prominent most skilled most influential most illustrious

Adjective

Only a short distance away or apart in space or time
close near nearby proximate adjacent neighbouring nigh adjoining abutting handy immediate imminent neighboring accessible alongside approaching contiguous convenient walkable local nearest nearly next upcoming warm at close quarters close at hand close by hard by in close proximity in the neighbourhood of in the vicinity of near at hand next-door not far from on the doorstep within earshot within reach of at hand close-up near-at-hand within close range of within sight across the street around the corner in spitting distance on your doorstep under one's nose within striking distance within walking distance in the ball park give or take a little just round the corner within sniffing distance within spitting distance a hop, skip and a jump away cheek by jowl a stone's throw away available reachable to hand ready readily available almost practically about beside coming get-at-able within reach nearly here regain one's health at the ready on tap get back on one's feet bordering next door flanking touching conterminous juxtaposed next to around close-at-hand vicinal close-by joining approximal fringing coterminous verging skirting direct closest proximal by connecting not far away connected neighbourhood not far off flush conjoining attached neighborhood just about close to near to side-by-side bordering on by a whisker adjacent to next door to intimate in hard community on the side vernacular back-to-back side by side easy to get to peripheral vincinal in the area neighbouring on at your fingertips on hand abreast approximate to cheek by jowl with abreast of by the side of proximate to contiguous with attached to hot circumambient encircling outlying encompassing in easy reach fringe circumjacent enclosing border within range surrounding circumferential circumforaneous easy to reach within walking distance of just around the corner from on deck a stone's throw from in neighborhood within easy reach of well placed for at close quarters to well situated for central within spitting distance of a hop, skip and a jump away from handy for not remote within stone's throw on the brink interconnecting edging bounding joined impinging meeting juxtapositional contactual against approximate on the edge of in contact by a hair's breadth more or less

Adjective

Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens
ominous baleful inauspicious menacing minatory portentous sinister threatening doomy dark dire direful forbidding foreboding unpromising unpropitious black bodeful fateful gloomy grim ill ill-boding premonitory ugly unfavorable unfavourable wintery wintry apocalyptic augural baneful clouded dangerous dismal doomed doomful fearful haunting hostile ill-fated ill-omened inhospitable lowering malefic malificent malign minacious perilous precursive presaging prescient prophetic sinistrous suggestive unfriendly unlucky warning worrying alarming bad unfortunate untoward discouraging momentous significant foreshadowing unhappy infelicitous predictive prognosticatory important crucial disheartening untimely bleak inopportune adverse disadvantageous ill-starred unchancy evil phenomenal inspiring exciting intriguing remarkable fated destined thrilling exhilarating extraordinary minatorial cautionary intimidating admonitory comminatory lowery intimidatory portending near imminent loury overhanging unsafe aggressive close scowling looming bullying forthcoming impendent terrorizing upcoming terrorising at hand frightening dreadful terrible scary disturbing awful terrifying ghastly creepy horrible fearsome horrifying frightful spooky shocking daunting nasty brooding disastrous hair-raising eerie horrendous spine-chilling unnerving horrific harmful macabre chilling glowering formidable disquieting off-putting gruesome ruinous ghostly appalling calamitous depressing horrid deadly monstrous unpleasant nightmarish ferocious woeful fierce heavy hideous destructive grisly injurious mean-looking unearthly malevolent morbid grave redoubtable malignant cataclysmic catastrophic severe hopeless glum harrowing eery ghoulish hurtful harsh morose wicked dismaying cruel petrifying awesome bitter unsettling pernicious fatal dispiriting deleterious uncanny moody detrimental eldritch atrocious hapless grotesque dour louring dread devastating weird poisonous unspeakable unwholesome uninviting tragic spookish grewsome savage austere malicious terrific disagreeable troubled desperate maleficent lurid awe-inspiring grievous abhorrent distressing upsetting thunderous jinxed hellish cheerless parlous monitory evil-looking pessimistic sombre somber overwhelming admonishing hairy unhealthy demoralizing overcast cloudy doubtful cautioning unwelcoming exemplary disappointing damaging suggestive of evil disconcerting mischievous foul odious tough mortal critical noxious outrageous vicious mysterious gray grey lethal troubling sullen treacherous angry strange venomous vindictive perverse freaky hard supernatural nocuous cataclysmal nightmare vile scaring negative villainous unnatural unusual unreal loathsome demoralising exacting pressing oppressive spiteful barbarous brutish barbaric nefarious fiendish dreary depressive disgusting miserable depraved abnormal exigent regrettable afflictive difficult unwelcome troublesome aberrant sad dubious unhopeful cursed doom and gloom approaching Kafkaesque bone-chilling rough imposing bloodcurdling climactic climacteric damning spine-tingling wounding traumatic nightmarey phantasmagorical gross uncomfortable rugged overpowering sick inimical star-crossed jarring stark hazy dull beclouded hazed overclouded prejudicious all-powerful fire-and-brimstone apocalyptical scandalous disgraceful heinous dampening aching hurting infamous intolerable revealing oracular evil-intentioned antagonistic repulsive offensive life-threatening foredoomed blighted luckless sulky sobering precautionary abominable prognostic darkening frowning acrimonious hate-filled infected diseased ailing diabolical inhuman bedevilled snakebitten hard luck snakebit raging wild hellfire prejudicial vitriolic virulent straitened hard-pressed joyless shadowy discommodious tortured undesirable full of hardship objectionable mournful strained doleful precarious comfortless desolate messy jeopardous solemn rocky very bad iniquitous shameful devilish sore dishonest obnoxious blackhearted repressing dissuading hindering dejecting deterring sunless leaden unsound sickly pathological death-obsessed satanic egregious despicable contemptible bestial crying stormy challenging taxing fazing displeasing urgent extreme stern flagitious ruthless base beastly merciless bloody gory warped sickening twisted irascible serious drastic fiery mephitical irritable unkind repellant melancholic repellent bewildering vexing agonizing poignant testing annoying galling distressful perturbing agonising perplexing distasteful unpalatable melancholy revulsive frustrating painful unamusing aggravating uncongenial irritating unpleasing irksome distressed repugnant bedeviled not hopeful not encouraging violent brutal feral wretched crippling godawful irretrievable grumpy indignant temperamental aggravated surly cantankerous aggrieved turbulent volatile immoral obscene abysmal chronic lousy sour crabby enraged murderous untamed dodgy mean monitorial exhortatory oppressing lamentable deplorable heartbreaking shuddersome murky tumultuous uncivilised rancorous viperous rowdy serpentine uncivilized abandoned uncontrollable blood-curdling promising rain preternatural decisive odd queer bizarre far-out mystifying other-worldly rum inscrutable historic pivotal all-important key determining flakey uncouth mystic occult flaky secret magic oddball whacko numinous magical supernal out of the ordinary weighty earth-shattering epoch-making consequential far-reaching earth-shaking world-shaking world-shattering eventful of great importance determinative conclusive of great consequence acute resultful

Adjective

Dangerous or perilous
jeopardous hazardous perilous risky unsafe chancy precarious speculative insecure threatening hairy menacing unhealthy serious delicate treacherous venturesome parlous bad thorny ticklish exposed nasty touchy deadly critical adventurous dangersome fatal venturous viperous alarming breakneck dynamite formidable heavy hot impregnable loaded malignant mortal portentous pressing queasy serpentine shaky terrible ugly unstable urgent vulnerable wicked touch-and-go on collision course dangerous dodgy dicey tricky uncertain unsound high-risk grievous grave jeopardizing unpredictable gnarly iffy jeopardising difficult sticky rocky fraught with danger long shot unchancy awkward prickly tricksy sensitive tough knotty problematical catchy problematic spiny adverse scary ominous slippery harmful detrimental hurtful damaging injurious deleterious shonky endangered prejudicial pernicious nocuous defenseless defenceless on thin ice playing with fire wide-open on slippery ground out on a limb hanging by a thread lethal troubling noxious baleful baneful life-threatening severe troublesome intricate complicated complex unsure perplexing involved hard taxing unsettled controversial vexatious unreliable convoluted trying embarrassing unpleasant dubious irksome bothersome unsteady uncomfortable worrying touch and go baffling vexed concerning questionable undependable in the balance desperate unknown undetermined debatable unresolved upsetting doubtful challenging erratic open to question up in the air dire tight fiddly pending contentious terrifying puzzling rough in limbo capricious distressing incalculable awful in danger untrustworthy at risk disturbing nettlesome in jeopardy Russian roulette compromising humiliating profound rugged undecided bleak in doubt painful sophisticated death-defying cringeworthy onerous forbidding arduous grim cringey pointed briery cringe-making punishing dark disagreeable worrisome wobbly unforeseeable volatile unfriendly bitter suspect spartan hostile mystifying up for grabs reckless uneasy daredevil unclear subtle paradoxical fluctuant vague unfinished tentative extreme harassing cliffhanging suspenseful provocative intractable searching penetrating heated haphazard echinated annoying stimulating emotive divisive scandalous dreadful disputed quirky barro discomforting like herding cats to be won or lost in no man's land laborious operose strenuous debated contested eventful hair-trigger threatened destructive toxic disconcerting moot flustering unprotected nice discomfiting acute unconcluded explosive fearsome tottering rickety very bad demeaning degrading ongoing in contention at issue in dispute inconvenient embarrassed open to attack on a limb inconstant fickle lively temperamental mercurial variable changeable untimely discountenancing discomposing open to debate hot-button excruciating incommodious exasperating shameful peracute open to doubt fractious barbed bristly toe-curling egregious life-and-death yet to be decided much debated unconfirmed briary thistly brambly unfathomable insoluble bewildering unanswerable elaborate incomprehensible insolvable confusing tangled enigmatic confounding mind-bending undecipherable indeterminate undefined spicular spiky aculeate spinous sharp spiculate spiked pronged bristled spiniferous scratchy hanging in the balance on a slippery slope built on sand conjectural sketchy indistinct setaceous jaggy muricate pointy barbellate spinose

Verb

Present participle for extend out, over, or beyond the main body or line of something
jutting projecting protruding overhanging beetling extending bulging poking sticking out bagging ballooning bellying billowing bunching pooching pouching pouting protuberating starting swelling obtruding poking out beetling over bulging out elongating lengthening popping standing out going beyond jutting out extending beyond distending sticking looming sticking out over extending over hanging over projecting over protruding over jutting over commanding portending overtopping endangering standing out over jutting out over looming over bulging over bulging out over cantilevering out poking out over impending over swinging over flapping over towering above drooping over rising above dangling over cantilevering out over casting a shadow extruding expanding dilating puffing out bloating swelling out filling out inflating popping out puffing up thrusting out enlarging bugging out ballooning out pushing out hanging out filling rising protending outthrusting doming mushrooming tumefying intumescing billowing out blowing up pointing blobbing coming through bellying out bilging becoming larger pooching out pouching out butting out sticking up looming out coming out spreading pushing showing hanging cantilevering emerging bulking bagging out holding out lapping over prolonging riding over ballooning up showing up peeking sagging stretching out puffing sticking out like a sore thumb growing projecting outward fattening plumping engorging becoming inflated becoming distended welling up blowing out becoming swollen rounding out swelling up becoming bloated rolling surging pitching bouncing tossing rising up rolling upward

Antonym of impending

impending Idiom, Proverb

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