(noun, adjective, verb)


1. excluded from use or mention

- a taboo subject

Similar word(s): impermissible, forbidden, out, prohibited, proscribed, tabu, verboten

2. forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands

Similar word(s): sacred, tabu

Sentences with taboo as an adjective:

- Incest is a taboo subject in most soap operas.


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

Similar word(s): tabu

Definition categories: thought, bias, preconception, prejudice

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

Similar word(s): tabu

Definition categories: attribute, inhibition


1. declare as sacred and forbidden

Definition categories: social, control, restrict