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Synonyms for tabootəˈbu, 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, taboo

    Antonyms:
    permissible, secular, allowable, profane

  2. taboo, tabu(adj)

    an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion

    Synonyms:
    tabu, taboo

    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, taboo, prohibited, tabu, proscribed, out(p), forbidden

    Antonyms:
    permissible, allowable, secular, profane

  5. taboo(verb)

    declare as sacred and forbidden

    Antonyms:
    profane, permissible, allowable, secular

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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

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