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"forbidding" in British English

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forbiddingadjective

uk   /fəˈbɪd.ɪŋ/  us   /fɚ-/
unfriendly and ​likely to be ​unpleasant or ​harmful: a forbidding ​row of ​securityguards With ​stormcloudsrushing over them, the ​mountainslookeddark and forbidding.
forbiddingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of forbidding from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"forbidding" in American English

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forbiddingadjective

 us   /fərˈbɪd·ɪŋ, fɔr-/
appearingunfriendly, ​threatening, or ​difficult: The ​mountainslookeddark and forbidding.
(Definition of forbidding from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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