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Adjective: forbidden  fu(r)'bi-d(u)n or for'bi-d(u)n
  1. Excluded from use or mention
    "forbidden fruit";
    - out, prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten
Verb: forbid (forbade,forbidden,forbidding, also forbad)  fu(r)'bid or for'bid
  1. Command against
    "I forbid you to call me late at night";
    - prohibit, interdict, proscribe, veto, disallow, nix [N. Amer, informal]
  2. Keep from happening or arising; make impossible
    "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer";
    - prevent, forestall, foreclose, preclude

See also: impermissible

Type of: command, require

Encyclopedia: Forbidden