What does the word forbidding mean?

Usage examples for forbidding

  1. The party remained there for a few days, hoping for a change in the weather, as the heat was now very great and the country in the neighbourhood of the most forbidding and formidable nature to penetrate. – Australia Twice Traversed, The Romance of Exploration Australia Twice Traversed. The Romance Of Exploration, Being A Narrative Compiled From The Journals Of Five Exploring Expeditions Into And Through Central South Australia, And Western Australia, From 1 by Ernest Giles
  2. But he sought it only in what he called standing business, his health forbidding any occupation that required him to be seated. – Fromont and Risler, Complete by Alphonse Daudet Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  3. I assure you, on my honor, he has no better excuse for forbidding me to marry Minna than that. – Jezebel's Daughter by Wilkie Collins