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taboo

ta·boo

taboo

 
pronunciation:
tae bu [or] t bu
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition: forbidden.
Sex was a taboo subject when I was young.
synonyms:
prohibited
similar words:
banned
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: taboos, tabus
definition: a ban on a subject, action, or behavior.
There is a taboo on certain ways of dressing in some countries.
synonyms:
ban
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