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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   us   /-li/
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