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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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Lemma 3.3 If G is a convex geometric graph, then forbidding the convex hull edges incident to any three vertices [p.sub.1], [p.sub.2] and [p.sub.3] of G, forbids the embedding of [T.sub.n].
Enjoining good and forbidding evil is a condition for considering Muslims the best nation produced as an example for mankind.
The central question posed is to what extent do individual Muslims feel they must go in order to put into action [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] statements (found in eight individual verses with little elaboration) and prophetic dicta regarding commanding right and, especially, forbidding wrong.
Or Reagan "forbidding" Thatcher from visiting British troops?
Apparently, King Zedekiah tried desperately to build morale during the siege by forbidding discouraging words.
The forbidding exterior shields an abstract representation of a secluded cloister, an oasis for quiet study.
But it's the same old story: PRRA proponents aren't satisfied with forbidding just their own children to read certain books in the school library; they demand that the books be removed from the library completely, forbidding them to all the children of the school.
It illustrates the significant drawbacks of a motivation test resting on an elusive, if not unreal, distinction allowing removal based on social, political, and moral grounds, but forbidding removal "imposing some religious or scientific orthodoxy" (Zykan v.
In April, Congress passed legislation forbidding the Fish and Wildlife Service from listing additional species as endangered or threatened until Sept.
forbidding women to do this, a disobedience joined in
The rules forbidding monetary quotas were enacted to deter overzealous employees from abusing their authority in collecting taxes.
Radio broadcasts delivered Taliban edicts forbidding women to wear lipstick, requiring a finer mesh in their veils, and more.