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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Latin
Origin: impendere 'to hang over', from pendere 'to hang'

impending

adjective
     
im‧pend‧ing
an impending event or situation, especially an unpleasant one, is going to happen very soon
impending danger/doom/death/disaster etc
She had a sense of impending disaster.
impending changes in government legislation

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