Forbidding - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fərˈbɪdɪŋ|  American pronunciation of the word forbidding
Brit.  |fəˈbɪdɪŋ|  British pronunciation of the word forbidding
- this word is used as a present participle form of the verb 'to be'to forbid

noun

- an official prohibition or edict against something (syn: ban, banning, forbiddance)

adjective

- harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance(syn: dour, grim)
- threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments(syn: baleful, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening)

Examples

...a dark, forbidding house, that is reputed to be haunted...

His attitude was forbidding.

We sailed past the island's rather dark and forbidding cliffs.

His face was forbidding, even hostile.

The king issued a decree forbidding all protests.

...the mere sight of the forbidding cliffs demoralized the climbers...

The company has tried to muzzle its employees by forbidding them to speak to the press.

The emperor issued an edict forbidding anyone to leave the city.

The authorities issued a proclamation forbidding public meetings.

In the cold dawn light, the castle looked stark and forbidding.

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