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Causing fear
“There was something severe and forbidding about her face.”
Unfriendly or threatening in appearance
“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.”
Harsh and threatening in manner or appearance
“… told us in a forbidding voice to stop calling him by that name.”
The act of ordering that something not be done or used
Present participle for outlaw, prohibit an action
“We forbid the sale of goods made from endangered species such as elephants and rhino.”
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