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English definition of “forbidding”

forbidding

adjective     /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     /-li/ adverb Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviourDangerous and harmful
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