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synonyms for forbidding

  • frightening
  • grim
  • menacing
  • off-putting
  • sinister
  • threatening
  • foreboding
  • glowering
  • hostile
  • offensive
  • repellent
  • tough
  • abhorrent
  • disagreeable
  • dour
  • odious
  • repulsive
  • ugly
  • unapproachable
  • unfriendly
  • unpleasant

antonyms for forbidding

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  • nice
  • agreeable
  • gentle
  • kind
  • approachable
  • friendly
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How to use forbidding in a sentence

Some peculiar lines between these contracted brows gave a character of ferocity to this forbidding and sensual face.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
She fixed her imploring eyes on the Virgin's face and on the saints; but all seemed to her to wear a forbidding look.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
But at Orleans he received an angry message from Bonaparte forbidding him to return to Paris.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
In the commands forbidding Israel to enter into covenant with the Canaanites, or their gods, the phrase is used.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
On July 19 a proclamation was issued forbidding the possession of firearms without licence.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
Goody Wallis has asked me to write to her, and I shall certainly do so at once, distinctly forbidding it.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME II (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
She had never heard of the King's regulations, forbidding the use of spindles.
THE STORY OF THE DUCHESS OF CICOGNE AND OF MONSIEUR DE BOULINGRINANATOLE FRANCE
The gray pile looms above me, cold and forbidding, and on its crest stands the black figure leering at me in triumph.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Both these books were written to present that side of life in Canada which is not wintry and forbidding.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
There was nothing mysterious or forbidding about the plain brown stone house before which they had stopped.
THE DOUBLE FOURE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
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