Horrendous vs Forbidding - What's the difference?

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Horrendous is a related term of forbidding.

As adjectives the difference between horrendous and forbidding

is that horrendous is extremely bad; awful; terrible while forbidding is highly unpleasant or disagreeable.

As a verb forbidding is


As a noun forbidding is

the act by which something is forbidden; a prohibition.




(en adjective)
  • Extremely bad; awful; terrible.
  • * There was horrendous carnage at the scene of the plane crash.
  • * My journey to work this morning was horrendous !
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2012-03
  • , author=William E. Carter, Merri Sue Carter , title=The British Longitude Act Reconsidered , volume=100, issue=2, page=87 , magazine= citation , passage=But was it responsible governance to pass the Longitude Act without other efforts to protect British seamen? Or might it have been subterfuge—a disingenuous attempt to shift attention away from the realities of their life at sea. Conditions were horrendous aboard most British naval vessels at the time. Scurvy and other diseases ran rampant, killing more seamen each year than all other causes combined, including combat.}}


    * awful, horrific, terrible, dreadful




    (en adjective)
  • highly unpleasant or disagreeable
  • threatening or menacing
  • Verb

  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is forbidden; a prohibition.
  • * William Shakespeare
  • But all these poor forbiddings could not stay him.