taboo
1. [ adjective ] excluded from use or mention
Synonyms: forbidden proscribed prohibited tabu out
Examples:

"forbidden fruit" "in our house dancing and playing cards were out" "a taboo subject"

Related terms: impermissible
2. [ adjective ] excluded from use or mention
Synonyms: forbidden proscribed prohibited tabu verboten out
Examples:

"forbidden fruit" "in our house dancing and playing cards were out" "a taboo subject"

Related terms: impermissible
3. [ noun ] a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
Synonyms: tabu
Related terms: bias prejudice Polynesia
4. [ adjective ] forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
Synonyms: tabu
Related terms: sacred
5. [ verb ] declare as sacred and forbidden
Related terms: restrict
6. [ noun ] an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
Synonyms: tabu
Related terms: inhibition
Similar spelling:   tab
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