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Definition of Forbidding


  1. of Forbid
  2. Repelling approach; repulsive; raising abhorrence, aversion, or dislike; disagreeable; prohibiting or interdicting; as, a forbidding aspect; a forbidding formality; a forbidding air.

Forbidding Quotations

A British porch is a musty, forbidding non-room in which to fling a sodden umbrella or a muddy pair of boots; a guard against the elements and strangers. By contrast the good ol' American front porch seems to stand for positivity and openness; a platform from which to welcome or wave farewell; a place where things of significance could happen.
Dan Stevens

Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.
Robert Baden-Powell

Modernism has a reputation for being a forbidding phenomenon: its visual arts disconcertingly non-representational, its literary efforts devoid of the consolations of plot and character - even its films, it's argued, fall well short of that true desideratum: entertainment.
Will Self

My dad was quite a forbidding figure. I realise now that that was mainly because he worked so hard. He wasn't unkind, but he was a presence.
Mark Gatiss

It's a vast, lonely, forbidding expanse of nothing rather like clouds and clouds of pumice stone. And it certainly does not appear to be a very inviting place to live or work.
Frank Borman
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Forbidding Translations

forbidding in Dutch is afschrikwekkend
forbidding in French is interdisant
forbidding in German is verbietend
forbidding in Latin is prohibitio
forbidding in Portuguese is proibir
forbidding in Spanish is prohibitivo
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