Definition of forbidding
- forbidding walls
a harsh and forbidding landscape
a dark, forbidding house, that is reputed to be haunted
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fixed, hard, hardened, hardheaded, immovable, implacable, inflexible, ironhanded, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, rigid, self-willed, set, stiff, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful);
: not friendly or appealing : having a frightening or threatening appearance
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