- harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
"a forbidding scowl"
- an official prohibition or edict against something
- The judge was grave and forbidding.
- A triathlon is a forbidding test of endurance.
- There is a very strict rule forbidding smoking in bed.
- Powergen suggested forbidding BE to enter new retail markets.
- Ensure that legal measures forbidding the sale of state property before restitution can take place are rigorously enforced.
- This Directive leaves unchanged the legislative, regulatory and administrative provisions of the Member States forbidding companies from pursuing certain pharmacists' activities or subjecting the pursuit of such activities to certain conditions.
- Secondly, ring-fencing the aid, by forbidding cross-subsidy between BE’s loss-making assets (the AGR plants) and other BE business, constituting BE’s generation and supply business into separate bodies with separate accountancy, and imposing specific controls on the use of cash by BE to ensure that it will not divert cash paid by the State to fund its nuclear liabilities to other uses.
- Regarding special provisions established in the above mentioned lease contracts giving DHL an option right to rent land plots adjacent to DHL's premises and explicitly forbidding renting those land plots to DHL competitors Germany documents firstly that Airport Leipzig possess a large number of land plots which are not adjacent to DHL's premises and are available for the location of competitors.
- Although these exporters claimed that the ratio is freely determined by the company on the basis of economic considerations, it is considered that there is no reason for an export ratio to be stipulated in an investment license thereby explicitly forbidding a company from selling part of its production on the domestic market.