Noun(1) a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands(2) an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
Verb(1) declare as sacred and forbidden
Adjective(1) excluded from use or mention(2) forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
(1) In the Solomon Islands, shrines are always taboo places.(2) Certain subjects are taboo , or too emotive to be examined with objectivity.(3) The members of one clan from northern Kenya observe a taboo on eating fish.(4) As a writer, he comes across as someone who feels that by trumpeting loudly about a taboo subject he is breaking down social barriers.(5) Previously taboo areas were opened for examination, and laws and legal attitudes were modified.(6) Our culture has become distinctly sexualised over the past 20 years, and subjects that were once taboo are now openly discussed.(7) In front of the big screen this behaviour is generally considered taboo .(8) Once taboo , birth control and family planning are quietly available to discreet couples.(9) But his live show is much more casually cruel, and no matter how sensitive a subject, nothing is taboo for his one-liners.(10) In the not too distant past, talk of sex was strictly taboo .(11) The hornets are numerous down in that cave; we do not touch it; it is taboo .(12) The fact that the subject is taboo also means that a man who is traumatized by the experience may be retraumatized again and again, with each child born to him.(13) Hearing them talk, you'd have thought the very subject was taboo : awe, wonder and, yes, fear crept into their voices.(14) But whether it should be taboo even to discuss such issues, as some are arguing, is another question.(15) The topic is so taboo that it almost can't be talked about.(16) As society engages in dialogue on these issues no subject will be taboo .
1. prohibition ::
3. forbidden ::
1. allowable ::
2. permissible ::
3. permissive ::
Different Formstaboo, tabooed, tabooing, taboos
Word Example from TV Shows
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You're afraid the world
isn't ready for your TABOO love.
The Big Bang Theory Season 5, Episode 14
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