Definitions and translations for "forbidding"

Definition of forbidding

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Noun
1. An official prohibition or edict against something.
Adjective
2. Harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance.
A dour, self-sacrificing life.
A forbidding scowl.
A grim man loving duty more than humanity.
Undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barri.
3. Threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments.
A baleful look.
Forbidding thunderclouds.
His tone became menacing.
Ominous rumblings of discontent.
Sinister storm clouds.
A sinister smile.
His threatening behavior.
Ugly black clouds.
The situation became ugly.
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English - English - forbidding

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adj. foreboding, imposing, hostile, unfriendly; frightening, threatening

English - Spanish - forbidding

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adj. prohibitivo, prohibitorio

English - French - forbidding

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adj. défendu, interdit, prohibé; repoussant; menaçant, effrayant; hostile

English - German - forbidding

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[forbid] v. verbieten; es ist verboten; nicht zulassen; nicht gestatten
adj. düster; unwirtlich; furchteinflößend

English - Indonesian - forbidding

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a. menakuntukan, mengejuntukan

English - Italian - forbidding

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agg. austero, severo, arcigno, minaccioso; inaccessibile (di roccia, costa)

English - Polish - forbidding

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a. posępny, groźny, niegościnny

English - Portuguese - forbidding

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adj. sombrio, severo, ameaçador, hostil

English - Romanian - forbidding

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n. interzicere, prohibiţie
a. respingător, neplăcut

English - Russian - forbidding

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прил. отталкивающий, неприступный, страшный, угрожающий

English - Turkish - forbidding

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s. sert, haşin, korkutucu, tehlikeli, riskli, ciddi, vahim, çekilmez

English - Ukrainian - forbidding

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a. відразливий, загрозливий

English - Dutch - forbidding

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bn. afstotend, dreigend, bedreigend

English - Greek - forbidding

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επίθ. αποκρουστικός, απογορευτικός

English - Arabic - forbidding

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‏منع‏
‏بغيض، واعر، منيع‏

English - Chinese - forbidding

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(形) 可怕的; 令人难亲近的

English - Chinese - forbidding

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(形) 可怕的; 令人難親近的

English - Hindi - forbidding

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a. घृणा उत्पन्न करनेवाला, अनिष्ट

English - Japanese - forbidding

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(形) 近づき難い, 感じの悪い; 恐ろしい
(動) 禁じる, 禁止する

English - Korean - forbidding

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형. 불길한, 적의의, 호의적이지 않은; 무서운, 험악한

English - Vietnamese - forbidding

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a. dể ghét, khó thương
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Synonyms for forbidding
doomed: hopeless, inauspicious, ominous, apocalyptic, portentous, suggestive, baleful