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Adjective: taboo  ta'boo
  1. Excluded from use or mention
    "a taboo subject";
    - forbidden, out, prohibited, proscribed, tabu, verboten
  2. Forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
    - tabu
Noun: taboo  ta'boo
  1. A prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
    - tabu
  2. An inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
    - tabu
Verb: taboo  ta'boo
  1. Declare as sacred and forbidden

Derived forms: tabooed, taboos, tabooing

See also: impermissible, sacred

Type of: bias, control, inhibition, preconception, prejudice, restrict

Encyclopedia: Taboo