Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun forbidding

1 sense of forbidding

Sense 1
ban, banning, forbiddance, forbidding -- (an official prohibition or edict against something)
       => prohibition -- (refusal to approve or assent to)

Antonyms of verb forbid

1 of 2 senses of forbid

Sense 1
forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix -- (command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans")
       Antonym of permit (Sense 1)
      => permit, allow, let, countenance -- (consent to, give permission; "She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband"; "I won't let the police search her basement"; "I cannot allow you to see your exam")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb forbid

2 senses of forbid

Sense 1
forbid, prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix -- (command against; "I forbid you to call me late at night"; "Mother vetoed the trip to the chocolate store"; "Dad nixed our plans")
       => command, require -- (make someone do something)

Sense 2
prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude, forbid -- (keep from happening or arising; make impossible; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"; "Your role in the projects precludes your involvement in the competitive project")

Antonyms of adj forbidding

2 senses of forbidding

Sense 1
dour, forbidding, grim -- (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)

INDIRECT (VIA unpleasant) -> pleasant -- (affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings; "we had a pleasant evening together"; "a pleasant scene"; "pleasant sensations")

Sense 2
baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA alarming) -> unalarming -- (not alarming; assuaging alarm)

Similarity of adj forbidding

2 senses of forbidding

Sense 1
dour, forbidding, grim -- (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)
       => unpleasant (vs. pleasant) -- (disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors")

Sense 2
baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening -- (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")
       => alarming (vs. unalarming) -- (frightening because of an awareness of danger)

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