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forbidding

adjective

Simple Definition of forbidding

  • : not friendly or appealing : having a frightening or threatening appearance

Full Definition of forbidding

  1. 1 :  such as to make approach or passage difficult or impossible <forbidding walls>

  2. 2 :  disagreeable, repellent <a forbidding task>

  3. 3 :  grim, menacing <a dark forbidding sky>

for·bid·ding·ly play \-ˈbi-diŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of forbidding

  1. a harsh and forbidding landscape

  2. <a dark, forbidding house, that is reputed to be haunted>



1599

First Known Use of forbidding

1599


FORBIDDING Defined for Kids

forbidding

adjective for·bid·ding \fər-ˈbi-diŋ\

Definition of forbidding

  1. :  tending to frighten or discourage <a forbidding old house>





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