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