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Forbidden

For-bid′den

,
Adj.
Prohibited; interdicted.
I know no spells, use no
forbidden
arts.
Milton.
Forbidden fruit
.
(a)
Any coveted unlawful pleasure, – so called with reference to the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden.
(b)
(Bot.)
A small variety of shaddock (
Citrus decumana
). The name is given in different places to several varieties of Citrus fruits.

Definition 2023


forbidden

forbidden

English

Adjective

forbidden (comparative more forbidden, superlative most forbidden)

  1. not allowed.
    • 1999, Ian Stewart, Jack Cohen, Figments of Reality: The Evolution of the Curious Mind, page 276
      This kind of immediate control structure we take to be characteristic of the tribe, and it leads to a rather rigid type of system in which 'every action not mandatory is forbidden'.

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forbidden

  1. past participle of forbid