Imminent vs Ostrichlike - What's the difference?

imminent | ostrichlike |


As adjectives the difference between imminent and ostrichlike

is that imminent is about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long while ostrichlike is resembling or characteristic of an ostrich.

imminent

English

(Imminence)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.
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  • Usage notes

    * Imminent and eminent are very similar sounds, and are weak rhymes; in some dialects, these may be confused. A typo of either word may result in a correction to the wrong word by spellchecking software. Imminent'' is also sometimes confused with ''immanent . * Said of danger, threat and death.

    Synonyms

    * inevitable * immediate * impending

    Derived terms

    * imminence * imminently

    ostrichlike

    English

    Alternative forms

    * ostrich-like

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling or characteristic of an ostrich.
  • Ignoring an imminent threat or unpleasant reality; head-in-the-sand
  • * 2009 , Christopher Vasey, The Naturopathic Way (page vii)
  • Should our response to these paradoxes of the modern world be to maintain our comfort level with an ostrichlike denial of the evidence, or to hold an alarmist and paranoid discourse?