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1. forbidding

adjective. ['fɝˈbɪdɪŋ, fɔˈbɪdɪŋ'] harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance.

Synonyms

  • dour
  • unpleasant

Antonyms

  • beneficent
  • allow
  • permit

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Rhymes with Forbidding

  • skidding
  • ridding
  • kidding

Sentences with forbidding


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Winter weather can be forbidding because of the long nights and severe snowstorms.

Quotes about forbidding


1. Adam was but human—this explains it all. He did not want the apple for the apple's sake, he wanted it only because it was forbidden. The mistake was in not forbidding the serpent; then he would have eaten the serpent.
- Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson

2. forbidding

adjective. ['fɝˈbɪdɪŋ, fɔˈbɪdɪŋ'] threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments.

Synonyms

  • minacious
  • menacing
  • threatening
  • alarming
  • ominous
  • sinister
  • baleful

Antonyms

  • clear
  • propitious
  • good
  • dextral

3. forbidding

noun. ['fɝˈbɪdɪŋ, fɔˈbɪdɪŋ'] an official prohibition or edict against something.

Synonyms

  • banning
  • prohibition
  • ban
  • forbiddance

Antonyms

  • legalize
  • decriminalise
  • cheerful
  • elated
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