Dictionary Results for tabu


1. 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

Synonym(s): taboo

Hypernym(s): bias, prejudice, preconception




2. tabu - noun

· an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion

Synonym(s): taboo

Hypernym(s): inhibition




3. tabu - adjective

· forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands

Synonym(s): taboo




4. tabu - adjective

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

Synonym(s): forbidden, out, prohibited, proscribed, taboo, verboten





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