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Meaning of forbidding

for•bid•ding

Pronunciation: (fur-bid'ing, fôr-), [key]
— adj.
  1. grim; unfriendly; hostile; sinister: his forbidding countenance.
  2. dangerous; threatening: forbidding clouds; forbidding cliffs.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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