forbidding

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forbidding

adjective

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

Full Definition of FORBIDDING

1
:  such as to make approach or passage difficult or impossible <forbidding walls>
2
:  disagreeable, repellent <a forbidding task>
3
:  grim, menacing <a dark forbidding sky>
for·bid·ding·ly \-ˈbi-diŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of FORBIDDING

  1. a harsh and forbidding landscape
  2. <a dark, forbidding house, that is reputed to be haunted>

First Known Use of FORBIDDING

1599

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