Definition of forbidding in English:

forbidding

Syllabification: for·bid·ding
Pronunciation: /fərˈbidiNG, fôr-
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

forbiddingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • Not that he seems to have much time for books, surfing or other diversions: ‘What is permissible and forbidden is clarified here,’ he declares rather forbiddingly.
  • It is played out with unimpeachable integrity and care, but a sudden switchback in the narrative turns everything forbiddingly and even frustratingly dark and means that much of the movie's inner emotional life is amputated.
  • Not only too tall, they also cut off other lower Manhattan neighborhoods from one another with their barrier-like raised plaza, forbiddingly deserted at night and on weekends.

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