a past participle of forbid.
not allowed; prohibited: a forbidden food in his religion.
Physics. involving a change in quantum numbers that is not permitted by the selection rules: forbidden transition.
- for·bid·den·ly, adverb
- for·bid·den·ness, noun
- pre·for·bid·den, adjective
- self-for·bid·den, adjective
- un·for·bid·den, adjective
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How to use forbidden in a sentence
The highway crossed two huge rivers that looked like seas, gas stations, McDonald’s, hotels, hospitals, and hundreds of billboards that bombarded me with forbidden culinary delights.
It is a forbidden luxury that simply does not fit into the most basics of living.
In the House bill, the tax benefits would only be stripped from the part of the account involved in the forbidden transaction.Campaign to Rein in Mega IRA Tax Shelters Gains Steam in Congress Following ProPublica Report | by James Bandler, Patricia Callahan and Justin Elliott | July 7, 2021 | ProPublica
They made me take off my shoes, which they thoroughly checked for any forbidden items.
The forbidden love story is the selling point, but the mysteries around witches, vampires and demons give it a highbrow veneer.These Are the Best Fantasy TV Show Adaptations to Watch Now | Raisa Bruner | April 27, 2021 | Time
It was forbidden to be eaten, and seen as having powers that beat back “demons and sorcerers” as well as “misfortune.”The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity | William O’Connor | December 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like Lent, the season of Advent was a period of reflection and fasting, and items such as dairy and sugar were forbidden.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts | Molly Hannon | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Astrology and black magic are forbidden in Islam; not an obscure point and one that Monis likely knew.
So the master artist traveled to Beijing and shot in a former palace not far from the forbidden City.The Restaurant, Flask, And Photography Worthy of The Macallan Whisky | | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“It is forbidden in Islam to ignore the reality of contemporary times when deriving legal rulings,” they argued.
I shipped for a voyage to Japan and China, and spent several more years trying to penetrate the forbidden fastnesses of Tibet.The Boarded-Up House | Augusta Huiell Seaman
Though, as everybody well knew, the doctor had forbidden her to lift so much as a pin!The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
Even then the Prime Minister was with difficulty prevented from bowling during forbidden hours.
By an Act passed in the 4th of William and Mary foreign buttons made of hair were forbidden to be imported.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
In the same year he also manufactured two million penny tokens for our soldiers in Spain, which were not forbidden.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
British Dictionary definitions for forbidden
not permitted by order or law
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
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