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Definition 1: an official prohibition or edict against something - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for forbidding in the sense of this definition

(forbidding is a kind of ...) refusal to approve or assent to

(... is a kind of forbidding ) a ban on the testing of nuclear weapons that is mutually agreed to by countries that possess nuclear weapons

Definition 2: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where forbidding or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for forbidding in the sense of this definition

(forbidding is similar to ...) frightening because of an awareness of danger

Definition 3: harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where forbidding or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for forbidding in the sense of this definition

(forbidding is similar to ...) offensive or disagreeable; causing discomfort or unhappiness

"an unpleasant personality" "unpleasant repercussions" "unpleasant odors"

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