I keep wanting to use eminent. Maybe the word I'm seeking sounds similar. Alright thesaurus wizards, you're on!

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I believe the word you are looking for is imminent:

1 About to happen.
‘they were in imminent danger of being swept away’

(From Oxford Dictionaries.)

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    Or "inevitable"
    – user888379
    Jun 14, 2019 at 0:24
  • "Imminent" means it's seemingly going to happen soon. But it's not "certain".
    – Hot Licks
    Jun 14, 2019 at 1:20
  • You can strengthen your answer by copying the linked definition and pasting it into your answer. Start by clicking on "edit" just to the right of the total number of favorable votes. Jun 14, 2019 at 1:26
  • I edited your question to quote the definition and provide the citation. Feel free to change the formatting or any other way I presented it. Jun 14, 2019 at 6:32


certain to happen: Accidents are the inevitable result of carelessness.

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