Pronunciation of Taboo
/tabˈuː/, /tabˈuː/, /t_a_b_ˈuː/
Synonyms for taboo:
interdiction, bracing, disgraceful, grisly, astounding, lewd, forbiddance, horrific, disgusting, Disallowance, uncalled-for, scabrous, off-limits, proscription, scandalous, breathtaking, deplorable, no-go, in-your-face, lurid, down and dirty, horrendous.
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
nonperson, no-go area.
Usage examples for taboo:
- Among nomological students, England has always been regarded with the greatest interest as the home and centre of the highest and most evolved taboo development. - "The British Barbarians", Grant Allen.
- Though to be sure, even there, nobody ever went quite so far as to taboo the very soil of earth itself: everybody might till and hunt where he liked. - "The British Barbarians", Grant Allen.
- Knowledge must be set behind the invisible barriers of taboo, and that could work. - "The Defiant Agents", Andre Alice Norton.