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Definition 1: an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for taboo in the sense of this definition

(taboo is a kind of ...) the quality of being inhibited

Definition 2: a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for taboo in the sense of this definition

(taboo is a kind of ...) a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

(taboo belongs to a domain located in ...) the islands in the eastern part of Oceania

(taboo is a kind of ...) place under restrictions; limit access to by law

"this substance is controlled" "that area is restricted to security personnel only"

Definition 4: excluded from use or mention - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where taboo or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for taboo in the sense of this definition

(taboo is similar to ...) not permitted

"impermissible behavior"

Definition 5: forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for taboo in the sense of this definition

(taboo is similar to ...) concerned with religion or religious purposes

"sacred texts" "sacred rites" "sacred music"

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