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1. tabu

adjective. forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands.

Synonyms

  • taboo

Antonyms

  • possible
  • inner

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2. tabu

noun. 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
  • taboo
  • prejudice

Antonyms

  • admissible
  • derestrict
  • legal
  • impartiality

3. tabu

adjective. excluded from use or mention.

Synonyms

  • out
  • impermissible
  • forbidden
  • proscribed
  • taboo
  • prohibited

Antonyms

  • conscious
  • live
  • fashionable
  • safe

4. tabu

noun. an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion.

Synonyms

  • taboo

Antonyms

  • incoming
  • successful

Example sentences of the word tabu


1. Adjective
This was called "tabu" among Tongans.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Made from the bark of the tabu no ki tree in Southeast Asia, makko is water soluble and naturally combustible.

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