Associations to the word «Taboo»


TABOO, noun. An inhibition or ban that results from social custom or emotional aversion.
TABOO, noun. (in Polynesia) Something which may not be used, approached or mentioned because it is sacred.
TABOO, adjective. Excluded or forbidden from use, approach or mention.
TABOO, adjective. Culturally forbidden.
TABOO, verb. To mark as taboo.
TABOO, verb. To ban.
TABOO, verb. To avoid.
TABOO SLANG, noun. Any slang expression that should not be used in a particular situation

Dictionary definition

TABOO, noun. A prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature.
TABOO, noun. An inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion.
TABOO, verb. Declare as sacred and forbidden.
TABOO, adjective. Excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject".
TABOO, adjective. Forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands.

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca