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

Synonyms for tabu in the sense of this definition

(tabu 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 tabu in the sense of this definition

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

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

Definition 3: excluded from use or mention - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where tabu 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 tabu in the sense of this definition

(tabu is similar to ...) not permitted

"impermissible behavior"

Definition 4: forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for tabu in the sense of this definition

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

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

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