forbidding


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for·bid·ding

 (fər-bĭd′ĭng, fôr-)
adj.
1. Tending or threatening to impede progress: forbidding rapids.
2. Unpleasant; disagreeable: a forbidding scowl.
3. Having a menacing aspect: forbidding thunderclouds.

for·bid′ding·ly adv.

forbidding

(fəˈbɪdɪŋ)
adj
1. hostile or unfriendly
2. dangerous or ominous
forˈbiddingly adv
forˈbiddingness n

for•bid•ding

(fərˈbɪd ɪŋ, fɔr-)

adj.
1. grim; threatening: a forbidding scowl.
2. dauntingly steep: forbidding cliffs.
3. disagreeably difficult or challenging: a forbidding duty.
[1710–15]
for•bid′ding•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forbidding - an official prohibition or edict against somethingforbidding - an official prohibition or edict against something
prohibition - refusal to approve or assent to
test ban - a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons that is mutually agreed to by countries that possess nuclear weapons
Adj.1.forbidding - harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance; "a dour, self-sacrificing life"; "a forbidding scowl"; "a grim man loving duty more than humanity"; "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie
unpleasant - disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
2.forbidding - threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developmentsforbidding - threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger

forbidding

forbidding

adjective
So disagreeable as to discourage approach:
Translations
بَغيض، مُنَفِّر، كَريه
odpuzující
ógnvekjandi

forbidding

[fəˈbɪdɪŋ] ADJ [person, manner] → severo, intimidante; [place, building, room] → imponente, intimidante; [landscape] → inhóspito; [task] → ingente, arduo

forbidding

[fərˈbɪdɪŋ] adj
(= grim) [building, appearance] → austère
(= severe) [person] → dur(e), strict(e)

forbidding

adj person, expressionFurcht einflößend; place, terrainunwirtlich; building, rocks, cliffsbedrohlich; task (= uninviting)wenig einladend; (= overwhelming)überwältigend; prospectdüster; the room was cold and forbiddingdas Zimmer war kalt und unfreundlich

forbidding

[fəˈbɪdɪŋ] adjarcigno/a, d'aspetto minaccioso

forbid

(fəˈbid) past tense forbade (fəˈbad foː(r)ˈbeid) : past participle forˈbidden verb
to tell (someone) not to do something. She forbade him to go.
forˈbidden adjective
not allowed. Smoking is forbidden.
forˈbidding adjective
rather frightening. a forbidding appearance.
References in classic literature ?
Of one thing I am distinctly conscious: the man's presence at my side was strangely distasteful and disquieting--so much so that when I at last pulled up under the lights of the Putnam House I experienced a sense of having escaped some spiritual peril of a nature peculiarly forbidding.
He remembered the strong phrases in Christine's letter, forbidding him to make any attempt to see her.
Great are thy Vertues, doubtless, best of Fruits, Though kept from Man, & worthy to be admir'd, Whose taste, too long forborn, at first assay Gave elocution to the mute, and taught The Tongue not made for Speech to speak thy praise: Thy praise hee also who forbids thy use, Conceales not from us, naming thee the Tree Of Knowledge, knowledge both of good and evil; Forbids us then to taste, but his forbidding Commends thee more, while it inferrs the good By thee communicated, and our want: For good unknown, sure is not had, or had And yet unknown, is as not had at all.
Therefore I made another Law forbidding anyone from plucking a six-leaved clover or from gathering other plants and herbs which the Witches boil in their kettles to work magic with.
In the morning the effects of it were still visible in the fearful, sidelong glances that the Waziri continually cast at the massive and forbidding structure which loomed above them.
Another narrow passage led through this wall, and at its end Tarzan and his warriors found themselves in a broad avenue, on the opposite side of which crumbling edifices of hewn granite loomed dark and forbidding.
Nigel Short, a British chess grandmaster, told BBC that forbidding chess in Saudi Arabia would be a "great tragedy.
I was surprised at the number of people who texted or talked with me about my bawal column (Forbidden, 11/20/15), which analyzed the Filipino penchant for forbidding this and forbidding that, and which spills over into censorship.
BEIRUT - The jihadist Islamic State has imposed a strict dress code for women in eastern Syria, forbidding them from showing any part of their bodies, a monitoring group said on Thursday.