Synonyms of taboo


1. taboo, tabu, bias, prejudice, preconception

usage: a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature

2. taboo, tabu, inhibition

usage: an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion


1. taboo, restrict

usage: declare as sacred and forbidden


1. forbidden, out(predicate), prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten, impermissible (vs. permissible)

usage: excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject"

2. taboo, tabu, sacred (vs. profane)

usage: forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands

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Definition and meaning of taboo (Dictionary)