Synonyms for forbidding

Synonyms for (noun) forbidding

Synonyms: ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding

Definition: an official prohibition or edict against something

Similar words: prohibition

Definition: refusal to approve or assent to

Synonyms for (adjective) forbidding

Synonyms: threatening, baleful, ominous, minacious, minatory, sinister, menacing, forbidding

Definition: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

Usage: a baleful look; forbidding thunderclouds; his tone became menacing; ominous rumblings of discontent; sinister storm clouds; a sinister smile; his threatening behavior; ugly black clouds; the situation became ugly

Similar words: alarming

Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger


Synonyms: grim, dour, forbidding

Definition: harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance

Usage: a dour, self-sacrificing life; a forbidding scowl; a grim man loving duty more than humanity; undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw- J.M.Barrie

Similar words: unpleasant

Definition: disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings

Usage: an unpleasant personality; unpleasant repercussions; unpleasant odors