Definition of forbidding adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

forbidding

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//fərˈbɪdɪŋ//
 
 
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seeming unfriendly and frightening and likely to cause harm or danger a forbidding appearance/look/manner The house looked dark and forbidding.
forbiddingly
 
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adverb a forbiddingly elegant restaurant
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