forbidding ADJECTIVE unfriendly or threatening.
DERIVATIVES forbiddingly adverb.

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  • forbiddingly — adverb in an unpleasant or menacing manner it was forbiddingly dark in the corridor • Derived from adjective: ↑forbidding …   Useful english dictionary

  • Forbiddingly — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • forbiddingly — adverb see forbidding …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • forbiddingly — See forbidding. * * * …   Universalium

  • forbiddingly — adverb in a forbidding manner …   Wiktionary

  • forbiddingly — adv. in a hostile manner; in a threatening manner …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forbiddingly — for·bid·ding·ly …   English syllables

  • forbidding — forbiddingly, adv. forbiddingness, n. /feuhr bid ing, fawr /, adj. 1. grim; unfriendly; hostile; sinister: his forbidding countenance. 2. dangerous; threatening: forbidding clouds; forbidding cliffs. [1710 15; FORBID + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • forbidding — adjective Date: 1599 1. such as to make approach or passage difficult or impossible < forbidding walls > 2. disagreeable, repellent < a forbidding task > 3. grim, menacing < a dark forbidding sky > • forbiddingly adver …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sequester — I. transitive verb ( tered; sequestering) Etymology: Middle English sequestren, from Anglo French sequestrer, from Latin sequestrare to hand over to a trustee, from sequester third party to whom disputed property is entrusted, agent, from secus… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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