Definition of forbidding :
Repelling approach; repulsive; raising abhorrence, aversion, or dislike; disagreeable; prohibiting or interdicting; as, a forbidding aspect; a forbidding formality; a forbidding air.
inauspicious, persistent, dreary, depressed, unappeasable, proscription, ban, unrelenting, ghastly, sinister, sorry, downcast, baleful, tenacious, morose, sullen, dangerous, downhearted, grim, hostile, dark, lowering, black, forbiddance, drear, unapproachable, grisly, low, low-spirited, dour, mordant, macabre, relentless, disconsolate, moody, dingy, severe, unpleasant, glowering, saturnine, uninviting, warn, ugly, stern, sick, inhospitable, gruesome, ominous, ill, gloomy, prohibition, dogged, down, threatening, alarming, glum, unforgiving, frightening, blue, unhospitable, minatory, heavy, pertinacious, baneful, dismal, inexorable, menacing, minacious, inhibition, drab, sour, unyielding, dispirited, down in the mouth
excluding (part of speech: verb)
disqualifying, ousting, deporting, banning, exiling, amputating, ejecting, ignoring, prohibiting, eliminating, extraditing, rejecting, excising, eradicating, expatriating, blacklisting, evicting, excluding, repudiating, proscribing, banishing, disbarring, barring, excommunicating, ostracizing, removing, denying, blackballing, renouncing, relegating, disallowing, expelling, boycotting
prohibiting (part of speech: verb)
- He came to his strength slowly, the doctor forbidding him to think of taking a journey for a month at least. - "Hillsboro People", Dorothy Canfield.
- " Probably there is on all the globe no other spot more forbidding, more desolate, more deadly," added the guide. - "Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert", Jessie Graham Flower.
- At sight of her, the doctor, who had plainly braced himself behind a most forbidding aspect, leaped forward with a low cry and a complete change of manner. - "The Road to Understanding", Eleanor H. Porter.