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Forbidding


FORBID'DING, participle present tense

1. Prohibiting; hindering.

2. adjective Repelling approach; repulsive; raising abhorrence, aversion or dislike; disagreeable; as a forbidding aspect; a forbidding formality; a forbidding air.

FORBID'DING, noun Hindrance; opposition.