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Overview of noun forbidding

The noun forbidding has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding

(an official prohibition or edict against something)

Overview of adj forbidding

The adj forbidding has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. dour, forbidding, grim

(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.Barrie)

2. baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening

(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") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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