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1‘he had a rather forbidding manner’
hostile, unwelcoming, unfriendly, unsympathetic, unapproachable, harsh, grim, stern, hard, tough, cool, cold, chilly, frosty
disagreeable, nasty, mean, abhorrent, repellent
2‘the dark castle looked forbidding’
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
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