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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.
forbiddingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
(Definition of forbidding from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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