- about to appear; approaching: the author's forthcoming book
- available or ready when needed: the promised help was not forthcoming
- friendly, communicative, outgoing, etc.
- open; frank; direct
- An example of forthcoming is a party that is going to happen tomorrow.
- An example of forthcoming is a person who tells his life story to anyone he meets.
The definition of forthcoming refers to something that is about to happen, or to someone who is willing to openly share information.
a coming forth; approach
- 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.
(comparative more forthcoming, superlative most forthcoming)
forth- + coming
- You weren't exactly forthcoming about who you are.
- The feds weren't very forthcoming with that information.
- That such evidence will be forthcoming there is little doubt.
- Now he wants a picture "of darling Helen and her illustrious teacher, to grace the pages of the forthcoming annual report."
- They include most of the collects on Saints' Days, for which, though no direct evidence of authorship is as yet forthcoming, Cranmer is probably responsible, and certain other collects, such as that for the Royal Family (Archbishop Whitgift); that for the high court of parliament (Archbishop Laud); that for all conditions of men (Bishop Gunning), &c.