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.
about to happen, occur, or take place very soon, especially of something which won't last long.
* 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.
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?