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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Syn:  Disagreeable;  unpleasant;  displeasing;  offensive; 
  repulsive;  odious;  abhorrent.  --  {For*bid"ding*ly},  adv 
  --  {For*bid"ding*ness},  n. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forbid  \For*bid"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  {Forbade};  p.  p. 
  {Forbidden}({Forbid},  [Obs.]);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Forbidding}.] 
  [OE.  forbeden,  AS  forbe['o]dan;  pref.  for-  +  be['o]dan  to 
  bid;  akin  to  D.  verbieden  G.  verbieten  Icel., 
  fyrirbj[=o][eth]a,  forbo[eth]a,  Sw  f["o]rbjuda,  Dan. 
  forbyde.  See  {Bid},  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  command  against,  or  contrary  to  to  prohibit;  to 
  interdict. 
 
  More  than  I  have  said  .  .  .  The  leisure  and 
  enforcement  of  the  time  Forbids  to  dwell  upon 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  deny,  exclude  from  or  warn  off  by  express  command;  to 
  command  not  to  enter 
 
  Have  I  not  forbid  her  my  house?  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  oppose,  hinder,  or  prevent,  as  if  by  an  effectual 
  command;  as  an  impassable  river  forbids  the  approach  of 
  the  army. 
 
  A  blaze  of  glory  that  forbids  the  sight.  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  accurse;  to  blast.  [Obs.] 
 
  He  shall  live  a  man  forbid.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  defy;  to  challenge.  [Obs.]  --L.  Andrews. 
 
  Syn:  To  prohibit;  interdict;  hinder;  preclude;  withold; 
  restrain;  prevent.  See  {Prohibit}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forbidding 
  adj  1:  harshly  uninviting  or  formidable  in  manner  or  appearance;  "a 
  dour,  self-sacrificing  life";  "a  forbidding  scowl";  "a 
  grim  man  loving  duty  more  than  humanity";  "undoubtedly 
  the  grimmest  part  of  him  was  his  iron  claw"- 
  J.M.Barrie  [syn:  {dour},  {grim}] 
  2:  threatening  or  foreshadowing  evil  or  tragic  developments;  "a 
  baleful  look";  "forbidding  thunderclouds";  "his  tone 
  became  menacing";  "ominous  rumblings  of  discontent"; 
  "sinister  storm  clouds";  "a  sinister  smile";  "his 
  threatening  behavior";  "ugly  black  clouds";  "the  situation 
  became  ugly"  [syn:  {baleful},  {menacing},  {minacious},  {minatory}, 
  {ominous},  {sinister},  {threatening},  {ugly}] 
  n  :  an  official  prohibition  [syn:  {ban},  {banning},  {forbiddance}] 




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