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Eminente ou iminente?

Estamos diante de um perigo iminente. Ou seria eminente? Se você ficou em dúvida não estranhe, Palavras parônimas – parecidas na escrita ou na pronúncia, mas com significados diferentes – frequentemente causam dúvidas. Até parece que elas foram pensadas só para isso. Porém, uma consulta ao dicionário resolve a questão.

Eminente: (adjetivo) emérito, importante, sublime, elevado, ilustre.

Iminente: (adjetivo) prestes a ocorrer.

Assim sendo, a oração correta é: Estamos diante de um perigo iminente. Isto é, em via de efetivação imediata, a qualquer momento.

Fique ligado!

A palavra parônimo vem do grego:

Pará = similar, semelhante

 Onymo = nome                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

 

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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