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Synonyms for forbidding

Synonyms for forbidding

so disagreeable as to discourage approach

Synonyms for forbidding

an official prohibition or edict against something

harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance


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threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

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Describing Hill's Miseducation incarnation, the Village Voice proclaimed: "She's almost forbiddingly perfect, but so thanks-to-god about it that it's impossible to begrudge her" (Michel); the New York Times proclaimed Hill to be a "visionary" who issued "a prophet's voice" and crafted a "miraculous" album (Powers); Essence retrospectively anointed Hill "the hope of hip-hop, pure and simple" (Morgan 156); The Source crowned her "the flyest MC ever" (qtd.
Germany is among the coldest wine producing nations and Delhi is forbiddingly hot for much of the year, yet we were treated to a tango on the palate.
make it impracticable and forbiddingly costly to administer individual status determination.
It is a forbiddingly chic tableau in glass, marble and beautiful people.
The unintended consequence, however, was the forbiddingly high prices charged for works by living authors.
The survivors must contend with their limited food supplies, their prolonged exposure to forbiddingly cold weather and, last but not least, their trespassing on a different turf, namely that of the wolves whose natural habitat is where the plane crashes.
As DVV saw little hope of seeing this voluminous and forbiddingly costly project in print he had literally dumped all the hefty files under the jute carpet in his CNAS room When I took Professor Yujiro Hayashi and Ms Kazue Iwamoto of the Toyota Foundation, Tokyo to meet him and discuss about the possibilities of editing and publishing the inscriptions under the aegis of the Toyota Foundation that was exactly where he pulled out the dusty files from.
Amid excruciating sorrow and pain, it's good to see people still find ways to gather for celebrations, even when the sounds seem curious and the dances seem, to some, forbiddingly exotic.
These political realities hinder efforts to craft sound policy and lead instead to reforms that are incremental, ideologically moderate, forbiddingly complex, and unlikely to generate grassroots excitement.
To outsiders, the Al-Saud ruling family's succession process often appears forbiddingly opaque.
It is worth recalling at the outset that Schopenhauer's popularity in Britain and on the Continent reached a peak in the 1870s and 1880s, particularly with the publication of his collected essays, the rather forbiddingly titled Parerga und Paralipomena, and by the early 1890s the American philosopher Josiah Royce could claim that "the name of Schopenhauer is better known to most general readers, in our day, than is that of any other modern Continental metaphysician, except Kant" (228).
A government official pointed out that under the option of conditional approval, investors must consider the costs for meeting the attached conditions and private-sector investors of Kuokuang may be unwilling to accept them, should they entail forbiddingly high costs.
challenge they took on, plunging into a forbiddingly recondite science,
Over the next few days Michael and his wife Gay will find the time to absorb the press coverage sparked by the announcement of his retirement and many will be the letters arriving at the forbiddingly named Kremlin House.
Using elementary calculus, it is straightforward, but forbiddingly tedious by hand, to calculate the derivative of [s.