1. [noun] an official prohibition or edict against something
    Synonyms: ban, banning, forbiddance

  2. [adjective] harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance; "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
    Synonyms: dour, grim

  3. [adjective] threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "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"
    Synonyms: baleful, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening, ugly


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