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forthcoming

You know when you go to a movie and they show the previews under the heading "Coming Soon?" They could just as well say forthcoming, because it means the same thing. Only who would want to see that stuffy movie?

"Forthcoming with" means "providing" — hopefully your neighbors are forthcoming with candy on Halloween, so you can fill up your bag. Sometimes parents complain that their teenagers are not forthcoming with information about their life at school. When someone is forthcoming, they are open and honest about what they're saying and they do it in a willing and friendly way.

Definitions of forthcoming
  1. adjective
    at ease in talking to others
    synonyms: extroverted, outgoing
    sociable
    inclined to or conducive to companionship with others
  2. adjective
    available when required or as promised
    “federal funds were not forthcoming
    Synonyms:
    available
    obtainable or accessible and ready for use or service
  3. adjective
    of the relatively near future
    “the forthcoming holidays”
    synonyms: approaching, coming, upcoming
    future
    yet to be or coming
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