Forbidding - Crossword Clue

Below are possible answers for the crossword clue Forbidding.

DOUR
GRIM
ICY
OMINOUS
SEVERE
STERN
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DOUR
  1. showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd"
  2. harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance; "a dour, self-sacrificing life"; "a forbidding scowl"; "a grim man loving duty more than humanity"; "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie
  3. stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
  4. Sullen
GRIM
  1. filled with melancholy and despondency ; "gloomy at the thought of what he had to face"; "gloomy predictions"; "a gloomy silence"; "took a grim view of the economy"; "the darkening mood"; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"
  2. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"
  3. harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance; "a dour, self-sacrificing life"; "a forbidding scowl"; "a grim man loving duty more than humanity"; "undoubtedly the grimmest part of him was his iron claw"- J.M.Barrie
  4. harshly ironic or sinister; "black humor"; "a grim joke"; "grim laughter"; "fun ranging from slapstick clowning ... to savage mordant wit"
ICY
  1. devoid of warmth and cordiality; expressive of unfriendliness or disdain; "a frigid greeting"; "got a frosty reception"; "a frozen look on their faces"; "a glacial handshake"; "icy stare"; "wintry smile"
  2. Aloof
  3. covered with or containing or consisting of ice; "icy northern waters"
  4. shiny and slick as with a thin coating of ice; "roads and trees glazed with an icy film"
  5. extremely cold; "an arctic climate"; "a frigid day"; "gelid waters of the North Atlantic"; "glacial winds"; "icy hands"; "polar weather"
OMINOUS
  1. presaging ill fortune; "ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley; "a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"
  2. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments;
SEVERE
  1. causing fear or anxiety by threatening great harm;
  2. very bad in degree or extent;
  3. unsparing and uncompromising in discipline or judgment;
  4. intensely or extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality;
  5. severely simple;
  6. very strong or vigorous;
STERN
  1. severe and unremitting in making demands; "an exacting instructor"; "a stern disciplinarian"; "strict standards"
  2. of a stern or strict bearing or demeanor; forbidding in aspect; "an austere expression"; "a stern face"
  3. the rear part of a ship
  4. not to be placated or appeased or moved by entreaty; "grim determination"; "grim necessity"; "Russia's final hour, it seemed, approached with inexorable certainty"; "relentless persecution"; "the stern demands of parenthood"
  5. the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"
  6. severely simple;
  7. United States concert violinist (born in Russia in 1920)
Clue Database Last Updated: 23/10/2019 9:00am

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