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forbidden

[fer-bid-n, fawr-]
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verb
  1. a past participle of forbid.
adjective
  1. not allowed; prohibited: a forbidden food in his religion.
  2. Physics. involving a change in quantum numbers that is not permitted by the selection rules: forbidden transition.
Related formsfor·bid·den·ly, adverbfor·bid·den·ness, nounpre·for·bid·den, adjectiveself-for·bid·den, adjectiveun·for·bid·den, adjective
Can be confusedforbade forbid forbidden forebode (see synonym study at forbid)
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Examples from the Web for unforbidden

Historical Examples

  • His lyre was set among the stars; and he himself went down to join Eurydice, unforbidden.

    Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew

    Josephine Preston Peabody

  • Now press my lips, unforbidden, upon that exquisite mouth, and believe it warm.

    In the Days of My Youth

    Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards

  • Little deaf Antony thought of tobacco unlimited, a silver-mounted pipe, and plenty of unforbidden rum.

    Tropic Days

    E. J. Banfield

  • For the rest, the 'unforbidden country' lies within these four walls.

  • He stretched himself beside her and love stirred in her heart, unforbidden, as in a happy dream.

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British Dictionary definitions for unforbidden

forbidden

adjective
  1. not permitted by order or law
  2. physics involving a change in quantum numbers that is not permitted by certain rules derived from quantum mechanics, esp rules for changes in the electrical dipole moment of the system

usage

It was formerly considered incorrect to talk of forbidding someone from doing something, but in modern usage either from or to can be used: he was forbidden from entering/to enter the building
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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