1. About to appear or take place; approaching: the forthcoming elections.
a. Available when required or as promised: Federal funds were not forthcoming.
b. Affable and outgoing: a considerate, forthcoming person.
c. Candid and willing to cooperate.
The act or an instance of coming forth.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
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