tabu
1. [ 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: taboo
Related terms: bias prejudice Polynesia
2. [ adjective ] excluded from use or mention
Synonyms: forbidden taboo proscribed prohibited out
Examples:

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

Related terms: impermissible
3. [ adjective ] forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
Synonyms: taboo
Related terms: sacred
4. [ adjective ] excluded from use or mention
Synonyms: forbidden taboo proscribed prohibited verboten out
Examples:

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

Related terms: impermissible
5. [ noun ] an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
Synonyms: taboo
Related terms: inhibition taboo
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