forbiddingly forbiddingly


  • (adv) in an unpleasant or menacing manner


  1. Nature's plumbing is so delicate and complex that the surgical feat of putting a transplanted kidney into its normal place in the human body would have been forbiddingly difficult.
  2. Suddenly, Gullfoss the Golden Falls lies before us, forbiddingly beautiful.
  3. Cracking the energy sector, with its powerful incumbent companies and forbiddingly high capital costs, requires a more patient investor.


  1. What Maisie Knew (Blu-ray)

    Recommended THE FILM Please Note: The images used here are taken from the DVD edition also included in this retail package, and do not directly reflect the picture quality of the Blu-ray edition under review. Let it be said from the start that, although co-directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel's new film What Maisie New is based on an 1897 novel by the forbiddingly masterful Henry James ( The ...
    on August 15, 2013     Source: DVD Talk

  2. Terry Marotta: What good neighbors really are

    But not 30 seconds after we opened the van’s rear gate, a muscular woman with short curly hair from the house behind this one shot out of her back door and began trotting toward the chest-high chain link fence that separated her yard from this one. Then, without so much as a pause for breath, she placed two hands on its forbiddingly spiky top, gave herself a boost and vaulted over it. "Talk ...
    on August 11, 2013     Source: The MetroWest Daily News

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