forbidding

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Verb[change]

Plain form
forbid

Third-person singular
forbids

Past tense
forbade

Past participle
forbidden

Present participle
forbidding

  1. The present participle of forbid.

Adjective[change]

Positive
forbidding

Comparative
more forbidding

Superlative
most forbidding

  1. If something looks forbidding, it looks threatening; it looks menacing.
  2. If someone is forbidding, they are very unpleasant; they are very disagreeable.

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