Definitions of forbidding:
  • noun:   an official prohibition or edict against something
  • adjective:   harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    Example: "A forbidding scowl"
  • adjective:   threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    Example: "Forbidding thunderclouds"

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