Dictionary Results for forbidding

1. forbidding - noun

· an official prohibition or edict against something

Synonym(s): ban, banning, forbiddance

Hypernym(s): prohibition

2. forbid - verb

· command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans"

Synonym(s): prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix

Hypernym(s): command, require

Antonym(s): permit

3. forbid - verb

· keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project"

Synonym(s): prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude

4. forbidding - adjective

· harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance; "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"- J.M.Barrie

Synonym(s): dour, grim

5. forbidding - adjective

· threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "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"

Synonym(s): baleful, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening

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