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1. taboo

adjective. ['tæˈbuː'] excluded from use or mention.

Synonyms

  • out
  • impermissible
  • forbidden
  • proscribed
  • tabu
  • prohibited

Antonyms

  • conscious
  • live
  • fashionable
  • safe

Etymology

  • tapu (Tonga (Tonga Islands))

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Rhymes with Taboo

  • n92762
  • yabbadabbadoo
  • misconstrue
  • dfw
  • timbuktu
  • long-overdue
  • katmandu
  • kalamazoo
  • hullabaloo
  • lhommedieu
  • komatsu
  • fitzhugh
  • drive-thru
  • depardieu
  • construe
  • benhamou
  • aeroperu
  • withdrew
  • true-view
  • tien-fu
  • thankyou
  • pas-de-deux
  • overthrew
  • kwangju
  • karatsu
  • kangaroo
  • hitherto
  • fondue
  • cmu
  • carilou

How do you pronounce taboo?

Pronounce taboo as tæˈbu.

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Sentences with taboo


1. Noun, singular or mass
However, each guessing word is given five other taboo words that cannot be used to describe it.

2. Adjective
This is appropriate with many cultures and will give them the freedom to kiss without making it taboo.

3. Verb, past participle
What may be taboo for one, may be acceptable to another.

Quotes about taboo


1. And this is the forbidden truth, the unspeakable taboo - that evil is not always repellent but frequently attractive; that it has the power to make of us not simply victims, as nature and accident do, but active accomplices.
- Joyce Carol Oates

2. There are Tantrics who deliberately seek to do more active forms of renunciation, so transgression of social norms and breaking of taboo, and breaking of social taboos especially, is a form of renunciation.
- Zeena Schreck

2. taboo

noun. ['tæˈbuː'] an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion.

Synonyms

  • inhibition

Antonyms

  • incoming
  • successful

Etymology

  • tapu (Tonga (Tonga Islands))

3. taboo

noun. ['tæˈbuː'] a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature.

Synonyms

  • preconception
  • tabu
  • prejudice

Antonyms

  • admissible
  • legal
  • impartiality
  • curve

Etymology

  • tapu (Tonga (Tonga Islands))

4. taboo

verb. ['tæˈbuː'] declare as sacred and forbidden.

Antonyms

  • parallel

Etymology

  • tapu (Tonga (Tonga Islands))

5. taboo

adjective. ['tæˈbuː'] forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands.

Synonyms

  • sacred

Antonyms

  • possible
  • inner

Etymology

  • tapu (Tonga (Tonga Islands))
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