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adjective as in rising

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They all had relatively mild symptoms, said Goody, but the couple quickly realized they had a looming problem.

The looming transition marks the most radical shake-up in Amazon’s corporate ranks in its nearly 30-year history.

The federal government was warned of the looming disaster, according to an investigation requested by the supreme court, but didn’t do enough to avert it.

The law enforcement agencies tasked with protecting the Capitol did not act on this intelligence or adequately prepare for the looming threat.

The dangers are even greater with looming crises in municipal finance in the wake of the Covid pandemic.

Thus, like Michael Corleone, Abel is a man living with a paternal figure looming over his life.

With a government shutdown looming, Nancy Pelosi and Michele Bachmann are on the same side.

Across the country, high school seniors are in the throes of completing college applications before looming deadlines.

Finally, as with other medications, the looming question is that of globalization.

Visitors are greeted by a looming gothic gate, the kind used to signify that important residents lie behind its spires.

Some one is bending over me, looming unnaturally large in the darkness.

I am afraid that there is still further trouble looming ahead.

Sheriff Tom had seen many war-bonneted Indians looming through the dust of trail herds.

Don't you love to see great ideas looming through a mist of words?

I saw the nearer trees looming in the mist, and the silver fog rolling on the lake.


On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to looming, such as: approaching, imminent, impending, appearing, and emerging.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.