HyperDic: forbidding

English > 3 senses of the word forbidding:
ADJECTIVEallforbidding, dour, grimharshly uninviting / uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
allforbidding, baleful, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threateningthreatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
NOUNcommunicationforbidding, ban, banning, forbiddancean official prohibition or edict against something
forbidding > pronunciation
Soundsfaobih'dihng; ferbih'dihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > forbidding: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningharshly uninviting / uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance.
Example "a forbidding scowl"
Synonymsdour, grim
BroaderunpleasantDisagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
Spanishadusto, austero, duro, severo
Catalanadust, auster, dur, sever
Adverbsforbiddinglyin an unpleasant or menacing manner
English > forbidding: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningthreatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments.
Example "forbidding thunderclouds"
Synonymsbaleful, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishagorero, amenazador, amenazante, funesto, ominoso, siniestro
Catalanamenaçador, ominós, sinistre
English > forbidding: 3 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningAn official prohibition or edict against something.
Synonymsban, banning, forbiddance
Narrowertest banA ban on the testing of nuclear weapons that is mutually agreed to by countries that possess nuclear weapons
Broaderprohibitionrefusal to approve / approve or assent to
Spanishilegalización
Verbsforbidcommand against

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