Definition of unforthcoming in English:


Line breaks: un|forth¦com¦ing
Pronunciation: /ʌnfɔːθˈkʌmɪŋ


  • 1(Of a person) not willing to divulge information: the sergeant seemed unforthcoming, so he enquired at the gate
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    • Brian strikes me as actually quite a glum and unforthcoming figure.
    • They were similarly unforthcoming when asked for specifics about the number of jobs that the company plans to cut.
    • The company that manufactures them has been extremely uncooperative and unforthcoming with information.
  • 2(Of something required) not ready or made available when wanted or needed: with money unforthcoming from the company, the project has had to be delayed
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    • But proof is still unforthcoming as to whether or not the party's sister organisation the IRA was even involved.
    • The selection here - winnowed from almost the entire body of surviving correspondence precisely as being of the greatest interest - proves almost completely unforthcoming in this respect.
    • Message boards have been quiet, reviews unforthcoming.

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