- Forbidding For*bid"ding, a.
Repelling approach; repulsive; raising abhorrence, aversion,
or dislike; disagreeable; prohibiting or interdicting; as, a
forbidding aspect; a forbidding formality; a forbidding air.
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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