Nouns (4)

tabu, taboo
n. an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
tabu, taboo
n. a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature

Verbs (1)

taboo
v. declare as sacred and forbidden

Adverbs (0)

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Adjectives (9)

tabu, out, verboten, taboo, proscribed, prohibited, forbidden
adj. excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject"
tabu, taboo
adj. forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands

Fuzzynyms (15)

incorrect
adj. (of a word or expression) not agreeing with grammatical principles
prohibited, banned
adj. forbidden by law
outlaw, unlawful, outlawed, illicit, illegitimate
adj. contrary to or forbidden by law; "an illegitimate seizure of power"; "illicit trade"; "an outlaw strike"; "unlawful measures"
unauthorised, wildcat, unauthorized
adj. without official authorization; "an unauthorized strike"; "wildcat work stoppage"
unutterable, unspeakable, unnameable, ineffable
adj. too sacred to be uttered; "the ineffable name of the Deity"

Synonyms (16)

unmentionable
adj. unsuitable or forbidden as a topic of conversation; "unmentionable words"
untouchable
adj. forbidden to the touch; "in most museums such articles are untouchable"
divine
adj. devoted to or in the service or worship of a deity; "divine worship"; "divine liturgy"
unutterable, unspeakable, unnameable, ineffable
adj. too sacred to be uttered; "the ineffable name of the Deity"
inspirational
adj. imparting a divine influence on the mind and soul
sacrosanct, inviolate, inviolable
adj. must be kept sacred
numinous
adj. of or relating to or characteristic of a numen
spiritual, religious
adj. concerned with sacred matters or religion or the church; "religious texts"; "a member of a religious order"; "lords temporal and spiritual"; "spiritual leaders"; "spiritual songs"
sublime, reverend
adj. worthy of adoration or reverence

Antonyms (2)

allowable, permissible
adj. that may be permitted especially as according to rule; "permissible behavior in school"; "a permissible tax deduction"

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