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    forbidding - Dictionary definition and meaning for word forbidding

    (noun) an official prohibition or edict against something
    Synonyms : ban , banning , forbiddance
    (adj) harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    Synonyms : dour , grim
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    (adj) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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