Part of speech: adjective

Such as to repel; repellent; repulsive.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Wilkie Collins.