Definition of forbidding Pronunciation
1. An official prohibition or edict against something.
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 Pronunciation
adj. foreboding, imposing, hostile, unfriendly; frightening, threatening
English - Spanish - forbidding Pronunciation
adj. prohibitivo, prohibitorio
English - French - forbidding Pronunciation
adj. défendu, interdit, prohibé; repoussant; menaçant, effrayant; hostile
English - German - forbidding Pronunciation
[forbid] v. verbieten; es ist verboten; nicht zulassen; nicht gestatten
adj. düster; unwirtlich; furchteinflößend
English - Italian - forbidding Pronunciation
agg. austero, severo, arcigno, minaccioso; inaccessibile (di roccia, costa)
English - Portuguese - forbidding Pronunciation
adj. sombrio, severo, ameaçador, hostil
English - Russian - forbidding Pronunciation
прил. отталкивающий, неприступный, страшный, угрожающий
English - Turkish - forbidding Pronunciation
s. sert, haşin, korkutucu, tehlikeli, riskli, ciddi, vahim, çekilmez
English - Dutch - forbidding Pronunciation
bn. afstotend, dreigend, bedreigend
English - Greek - forbidding Pronunciation
επίθ. αποκρουστικός, απογορευτικός
English - Chinese - forbidding Pronunciation
(形) 可怕的; 令人难亲近的
English - Chinese - forbidding Pronunciation
(形) 可怕的; 令人難親近的
English - Japanese - forbidding Pronunciation
(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 Pronunciation
형. 불길한, 적의의, 호의적이지 않은; 무서운, 험악한

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Synonyms for forbidding
doomed: hopeless, inauspicious, ominous, apocalyptic, portentous, suggestive, baleful