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English definition of “forbidding”

forbidding

adjective uk   /fəˈbɪd.ɪŋ/ us    /fɚ-/
unfriendly and likely to be unpleasant or harmful: a forbidding row of security guards With storm clouds rushing over them, the mountains looked dark and forbidding.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourDangerous and harmful
forbiddingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourDangerous and harmful
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