Synonyms of forbidding in English:

forbidding


See definition of forbidding

adjective

1‘he had a rather forbidding manner’

SYNONYMS

hostile, unwelcoming, unfriendly, unsympathetic, unapproachable, harsh, grim, stern, hard, tough, cool, cold, chilly, frosty

disagreeable, nasty, mean, abhorrent, repellent

informal off-putting

ANTONYMS

friendly

2‘the dark castle looked forbidding’

SYNONYMS

threatening, ominous, menacing, sinister, brooding, daunting, fearsome, frightening, chilling, disturbing, disquieting

hostile, unwelcoming, uninviting, unfriendly, mean-looking

foreboding, unpromising, inauspicious, evil-looking, suggestive of evil

informal spooky, scary, creepy

archaic direful, bodeful

ANTONYMS

inviting