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I am looking for an adjective that corresponds to the adverb soon, to fit a sentence such as:

That feature will be added in an [adjective] update.

Is there an adjective with the same meaning as soon?

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We really do need soonly, don't we? If you're in marketing, go ahead and use it. –  John Lawler Jul 3 '14 at 22:47
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You could use "soon-to-be-released" –  Jim Jul 4 '14 at 1:53
    
What about, in the case of, "The party is soon" ? Isn't "soon" an adjective there? –  user111065 Feb 18 at 21:42
    
I wouldn't class it as one. Comparing it to 'John is here' where I'd class here as a locative particle, I'd call soon in 'The party is soon' a temporal particle. It's analysable as a remnant of 'taking place soon', where the adverb soon modifies the MWV take place. –  Edwin Ashworth Feb 18 at 22:06

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"Imminent" and "impending" should suffice.

You can also say "in a jiffy" if it's gonna be real quick. Pronto is another good, though informal, word meaning "quick".

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merriam-webster.com/dictionary/forthcoming "appearing, happening, or arriving soon" –  Jimmy Jul 4 '14 at 1:13

That feature will be added in an update coming soon.

I guess coming soon would be called an adjectival phrase.

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Also good, but I didn't originally choose to do this because "coming soon" has sort of evolved to mean "coming eventually, or possible even never." –  Keavon Jul 4 '14 at 7:14

I may be missing part of the question, as dialog about it seems to have been deleted, but:

  • urgent
  • immediate
  • priority   or    high-priority
  • critical
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