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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (appearance, look)
a. severo(a)
2. (sky)
a. amenazador(ora)
3. (landscape)
a. agreste
4. (task)
a. dificultoso(a)
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forbidding [fəˈbɪdɪŋ]
[+person, manner] severo; intimidante
I was frightened of this small but forbidding woman I found him a very forbidding person He glanced at the forbidding back of his superior office ...a man with a stern, forbidding expression There was something a little severe and forbidding about her face She fixed him with a stern and forbidding eye
[+place, building, room] imponente; intimidante
Antarctica is a desolate and forbidding place ...some of the most forbidding terrain on Earth the room was cold and forbidding These films depict a city that is harsh, forbidding and dangerous I could provide you with the addresses of at least three illegal drinking dens in dark forbidding alley If you come to a very large and forbidding building, that's the prison The next morning the fort could be clearly seen, its grey walls stark and forbidding
[+landscape] inhóspito; [+task] ingente; arduo
...the forbidding task of rebuilding the Soviet economy However forbidding the task there is always reason for hope
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