French translation of 'forbidding'
- (= grim) [building, appearance]
- (= severe) [person]
Example Sentences Including 'forbidding'
The Department building reared tall and forbidding against a bright, cloudless sky.Compulsion
`You are aware of the orders forbidding fraternization with the German population?In Love and War
Even the first few metres on the island is wild and forbidding.Cover Story
Trends of 'forbidding'
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interdireto forbid sb to do sth [person]
défendre à qn de faire qch,
interdire à qn de faire qch
⇒ I forbid you to go out tonight!
Je te défends de sortir ce soir!
⇒ His pride forbids him to ask for help.
Sa fierté l'empêche de demander de l'aide.
- [action, thing]
Example Sentences Including 'forbid'
They do it all the time anyway without provocation heaven forbid I provoke them!Iced
Heaven forbid , Amy thought with a moment of savagery, that the hunger march should make any of us late for the hairdresser.The White Dove
They could fall ill --- God forbid --- or they could fail at school or drop out.RESCUING ROSE (2002)
Translation of forbidding from the Collins English to French Dictionary