HyperDic: tabu

English > 4 senses of the word tabu:
ADJECTIVEalltabu, tabooforbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
alltabu, forbidden, out, prohibited, proscribed, taboo, verbotenexcluded from use or mention
NOUNcognitiontabu, tabooa prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
attributetabu, tabooan inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
English > tabu: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningforbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands.
Synonymtaboo
Broadersacredconcerned with religion or religious purposes
Spanishtabú
English > tabu: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningexcluded from use or mention.
Synonymsforbidden, out, prohibited, proscribed, taboo, verboten
Broaderimpermissiblenot permitted
Spanishprohibido, tabú
Catalanprohibit
English > tabu: 4 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.
Synonymtaboo
RegionPolynesiaThe islands in the eastern part of Oceania
Broaderbias, prejudice, preconceptionA partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
Spanishtabú
Catalantabú
English > tabu: 4 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningAn inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion.
Synonymtaboo
BroaderinhibitionThe quality of being inhibited
Spanishtabú
Catalantabú

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