HyperDic: taboo

English > 5 senses of the word taboo:
ADJECTIVEalltaboo, forbidden, out, prohibited, proscribed, tabu, verbotenexcluded from use or mention
alltaboo, tabuforbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
NOUNcognitiontaboo, tabua prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
attributetaboo, tabuan inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
VERBsocialtaboodeclare as sacred and forbidden
taboo > pronunciation
Soundstaebuw'
Rhymesbabu ... marabou: 8 rhymes with buw...
English > taboo: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningexcluded from use or mention.
Example "a taboo subject"
Synonymsforbidden, out, prohibited, proscribed, tabu, verboten
Broaderimpermissiblenot permitted
Spanishprohibido, tabú
Catalanprohibit
English > taboo: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningforbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands.
Synonymtabu
Broadersacredconcerned with religion or religious purposes
Spanishtabú
English > taboo: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature.
Synonymtabu
RegionPolynesiaThe islands in the eastern part of Oceania
Broaderbias, prejudice, preconceptionA partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
Spanishtabú
Catalantabú
Verbstaboodeclare as sacred and forbidden
English > taboo: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAn inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion.
Synonymtabu
BroaderinhibitionThe quality of being inhibited
Spanishtabú
Catalantabú
Verbstaboodeclare as sacred and forbidden
English > taboo: 5 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningdeclare as sacred and forbidden.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Broaderrestrict, controlplace under restrictions
Spanishdeclarar tabú, prohibir
Nounstabooan inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
tabooa prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature

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