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Synonyms for taboo
təˈbu, tæ-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. taboo, tabu(noun)

    an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion

    beetle off, waste, absquatulate, come off, bolt, xerox, break camp, decamp, gobble, chase away, photocopy, go over, vamoose, implode, run off, drive out, discharge, run out, make off, bolt out, drive off, abscond, drive away, skip, dispel, elope, go off, fire, turn back

  2. 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

  3. taboo(verb)

    declare as sacred and forbidden

    southeasterly, southeast, southeastern


  4. forbidden, out, 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"


  5. taboo, tabu(adj)

    forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands


Editors Contribution

  1. jaime luis gómez

    Submitted by ryan_1 on July 28, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. taboo(n.)

    interdict, prohibition

  2. taboo(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. taboo(a)

    prohibited, forbidden, interdicted, proscribed

  2. taboo(n)

    interdiction, prohibition, proscription

  3. taboo(v)

    interdict, prohibit, proscribe

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  1. Jessica Wardell:

    The main problem people have with breast-feeding is they sexualize breasts, so it offends them, if we could make them less taboo, breast-feeding would be much more acceptable in society.

  2. Rashid Rashid:

    The people think that the musical methods and singing may lead to dancing, so they may not accept it, before we adopted this method at all of the schools, we chose 25 schools and made it clear to the headmasters that the musical method is not taboo and not shameful.

  3. Skyelar Rae Dinburg:

    I am a warrior dedicated to sharing my daughter’s story and helping to raise awareness on the taboo topic of pregnancy and infant loss, i refuse to let my daughter die for no reason or in vain. It is now my job to keep her memory alive, and to help others affected by such tragedy.

  4. Marina Chernivsky:

    It's not normal to be Jewish in Germany so anti-Semitism is not normal to talk about, it's very taboo.

  5. Laura Adams:

    This window of opportunity is the biggest gift I can even imagine, for me it's about making the conversation around child sexual abuse no longer a taboo subject.

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