What is another word for forbidding?

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Adjective
Causing fear or terror
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“There was something severe and forbidding about her face.”
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Unfriendly or threatening in appearance
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“Scotland, despite that forbidding losing margin, did finally find the performance we had been waiting for all season and Ireland looked unlikely championship material as their visitors got stuck in with scant regard to reputation.”
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Having a harsh or menacing demeanor or nature
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Strict or exacting in standards
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Not offering shelter
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Of or pertaining to the Puritans, or to their doctrines and practice
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Intended to keep someone under control or prevent someone from doing something
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Irritating, repellent or objectionable in nature
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(of a person) Lacking sophistication or refinement
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Requiring more effort than could be reasonably expected or asked for
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Restrictive; beyond one's
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Morally unacceptable
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Noun
The act of forbidding or banning something
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The practice or policy of censoring films, letters, or publications
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An expression of unwillingness to accept or grant an offer or request
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Present participle for outlaw, prohibit an action
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“We forbid the sale of goods made from endangered species such as elephants and rhino.”
Verb
Present participle for to have prevented oneself from
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