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 ?
There was something biting and forbidding in the character of Kate Swift.
Magua shook his head, forbidding the repetition of offers he so much despised.
She, in fact, felt a reverence for the pictured visage, of which only a far-descended and time-stricken virgin could be susceptible; and this forbidding scowl was the innocent result of her near-sightedness, and an effort so to concentrate her powers of vision as to substitute a firm outline of the object instead of a vague one.
It suited me, too, I felt, only too well; by which I mean that it suited exactly the particularly deadly view I was in the very act of forbidding myself to entertain.
Because those whalemen did not then, and do not now, try out their oil at sea as the Southern ships have always done; but cutting up the fresh blubber in small bits, thrust it through the bung holes of large casks, and carry it home in that manner; the shortness of the season in those Icy Seas, and the sudden and violent storms to which they are exposed, forbidding any other course.
There was a law forbidding the use of buildings as lodginghouses unless they were licensed for the purpose, and provided with proper windows, stairways, and fire escapes; but here, in a "paint room," reached only by an enclosed "chute," a room without a single window and only one door, a hundred men were crowded upon mattresses on the floor.
Well; but is it true that they have been passing a law forbidding people to give meat and drink to those poor colored folks that come along?
The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.
She got up with a headache, was unable to talk, and unwilling to take any nourishment; giving pain every moment to her mother and sisters, and forbidding all attempt at consolation from either.
Jane, I don't like cavillers or questioners; besides, there is something truly forbidding in a child taking up her elders in that manner.
Hindley, enjoying his discomfiture, and gratified to see what a forbidding young blackguard he would be compelled to present himself.
The housekeeper merely set herself to watch her master one day earlier than had been calculated on -- a result which had been already provided for by the wise precautionary measure of forbidding Noel Vanstone all communication with North Shingles.