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forbidding

for·bid·ding

forbidding

 
pronunciation:
fr bI dIng
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: tending to discourage an approach; likely to be unmanageable; uninviting.
a forbidding prospecta steep, forbidding mountain slope
synonyms:
daunting, discouraging, inhospitable, unfriendly, uninviting
antonyms:
attractive, inviting
similar words:
formidable, grim, hostile, prohibitive, stern, unapproachable, unbending
definition 2: sinister or threatening.
a forbidding frown
synonyms:
ominous, sinister
similar words:
foreboding, formidable, grim, portentous, threatening, ugly
derivation: forbiddingly (adv.)