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Synonyms of forbidding in English:


  • 1 a forbidding manner
    hostile, unwelcoming, unfriendly, off-putting, unsympathetic, unapproachable, grim, stern, hard, tough, frosty
    [Antonyms] friendly
  • 2 the dark castle looked forbidding
    threatening, ominous, menacing, sinister, brooding, daunting, intimidating, formidable, fearsome, frightening, terrifying, chilling, disturbing, disquieting
    [Antonyms] inviting
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