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Synonyms for taboo
təˈbu, tæ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. taboo, tabu(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

    Antonyms:
    permissible, secular, allowable, profane

  2. taboo, tabu(adj)

    an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion

    Synonyms:
    tabu

    Antonyms:
    allowable, profane, permissible, secular

  3. forbidden, out(p), prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten(adj)

    excluded from use or mention

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

    Antonyms:
    secular, permissible, profane, allowable

  4. taboo, tabu(verb)

    forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands

    Synonyms:
    verboten, prohibited, tabu, proscribed, out(p), forbidden

    Antonyms:
    permissible, allowable, secular, profane

  5. taboo(verb)

    declare as sacred and forbidden

    Antonyms:
    profane, permissible, allowable, secular

Editors Contribution

  1. jaime luis gómez

    Submitted by ryan_1 on July 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. taboo(n.)

    Synonyms:
    interdict, prohibition

  2. taboo(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    interdict, forbid, prohibit, put under taboo, put under an interdict, forbid to be used or touched

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. taboo(a)

    Synonyms:
    prohibited, forbidden, interdicted, proscribed

  2. taboo(n)

    Synonyms:
    interdiction, prohibition, proscription

  3. taboo(v)

    Synonyms:
    interdict, prohibit, proscribe

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    no-no

How to pronounce taboo?

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How to say taboo in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#4309prohibited
#9548forbidden
#13634taboo
#45813tabu
#60872proscribed
#84164verboten

How to use taboo in a sentence?

  1. Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna:

    A haircut is not taboo for Luxembourg in the sense that everything can be talked about.

  2. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    The key to solving (Iran's) economic problems is ... inside the country, if pens and papers on the desks, to construction materials and anything else can be produced in the country, it should be forbidden and considered a taboo.

  3. Segolene Royal:

    The question of sending ground troops is not yet on the table... but obviously nothing is taboo.

  4. Jay Lee:

    The law has triggered a lot of focus on an area of healthcare that for many was really taboo, physicians didn't feel really comfortable bringing it up.

  5. Frances Bean:

    It's taboo ... despite the fact that it is present in our society every single day. And I think that in Europe it is a little less taboo, I think in America it is very, very frowned upon.


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