Synonyms of forbidding in English:



  • 1 he had a rather forbidding manner
    hostile, unwelcoming, unfriendly, unsympathetic, unapproachable, harsh, grim, stern, hard, tough, cool, cold, chilly, frosty; disagreeable, nasty, mean, abhorrent, repellent
    informal off-putting
    [Antonyms] friendly
  • 2 the dark castle looked forbidding
    threatening, ominous, menacing, sinister, brooding, daunting, fearsome, frightening, chilling, disturbing, disquieting; hostile, unwelcoming, uninviting, unfriendly; foreboding, unpromising, inauspicious, evil-looking, suggestive of evil
    informal spooky, scary, creepy
    archaic direful, bodeful
    [Antonyms] inviting
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