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forbidding

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of forbidding

  1. 1 causing fear a dark, forbidding house, that is reputed to be haunted Synonyms of forbidding alarming, dire, direful, dread, dreadful, fearsome, fearful, formidable, frightening, frightful, ghastly, hair-raising, horrendous, horrible, horrifying, intimidating, redoubtable, scary, shocking, spine-chilling, terrible, terrifyingWords Related to forbidding daunting, demoralizing, disconcerting, discouraging, dismaying, disquieting, distressing, disturbing, perturbing, startling, threatening, troubling, trying, unnerving; bone-chilling, creepy, eerie (also eery), weird; appalling, atrocious, awful, grisly, gruesome (also grewsome), hideous, horrid, macabre, monstrous, nightmarishNear Antonyms of forbidding calming, comforting, consoling, inviting, lulling, pacifying, quieting, reassuring, relaxing, soothing, tranquilizing (also tranquillizing); nonintimidating, nonthreatening

  2. 2 harsh and threatening in manner or appearance told us in a forbidding voice to stop calling him by that name Synonyms of forbidding austere, dour, fierce, flinty, grim, gruff, intimidating, lowering (also louring), rough, rugged, severe, stark, steely, stern, ungentleWords Related to forbidding bleak, cold, hostile, inhospitable, inimical, unfriendly, unsympathetic; adamant, bound, determined, firm, intent, purposeful, resolute, resolved, steadfast, unflinching; fixed, hard, hardened, hardheaded, immovable, implacable, inflexible, ironhanded, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, rigid, self-willed, set, stiff, stubborn, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful); immutable, unchangeable; black, cheerless, dark, gloomy, glum, joyless, melancholic, moody, morose, sulky, sullen, surly; brooding, grave, humorless, melancholy, serious, sober, sobersided, solemn, somber (or sombre), staid, unsmiling, weightyNear Antonyms of forbidding bland, meek, mellow, soft, soothing; easy, quiet, tranquil; agreeable, bright, cheerful, inviting, pleasant, pleasing, sweet; glad, happy, lighthearted, merry, mirthful, sunny; featherbrained, flighty, frivolous, giddy, goofy, harebrained, light-headed, playful, scatterbrained, sillyAntonyms of forbidding benign, benignant, gentle, mild, nonintimidating, tender


forbidding

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of forbidding

  1. the act of ordering that something not be done or used the landlord's forbidding of loud music after 10:00 p.m. Synonyms of forbidding banning, barring, enjoining, prohibition, interdicting, interdiction, outlawing, prohibiting, proscribing, proscriptionWords Related to forbidding bidding, charging, decreeing, dictation, direction, instruction; deterrence, discouragement, dissuading; repression, suppression; coercion, compulsion, constraint, forceNear Antonyms of forbidding allowance, permission, sufferance, toleration; approval, endorsement (also indorsement); authorization, clearance, license (or licence), sanction; encouragement, promotion, support; compliance, obedience, submission



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