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forbidding

prohibiting: They are forbidding entry.
Not to be confused with:
foreboding – a prediction; a portent of future misfortune; presentiment: She had a foreboding that there would be an accident.

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.
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The most astonishing revelation of Yves Montmayeur's documentary study Michael H--Profession: Director (2013), is that its subject, forebidding Austrian auteur Michael Haneke, is a jovial fellow.
Two Harris Hawks have been sited next to the food stores, while a giant European Eagle Owl is casting a forebidding presence over the yard.
(107) When in 1730 the duke of Savoy issued another edict forebidding the profession of the Reformed faith in his duchy, the Walloons together with the Dutch Reformed Church organized a nationwide collection to help their brothers in faith.
Illiterate women are also unable to fill out the multiple forms, and the whole process of applying for a loan tends to be forebidding to a rural, uneducated, poor woman without previous experience in dealing with the formal lending sector.