Synonyms for tabu

Synonyms for (noun) tabu

Synonyms: taboo, tabu

Definition: an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion

Similar words: inhibition

Definition: the quality of being inhibited


Synonyms: taboo, tabu

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

Similar words: bias, preconception, prejudice

Definition: a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation

Synonyms for (adjective) tabu

Synonyms: out, prohibited, proscribed, verboten, forbidden, taboo, tabu

Definition: excluded from use or mention

Usage: forbidden fruit; in our house dancing and playing cards were out; a taboo subject

Similar words: impermissible

Definition: not permitted

Usage: impermissible behavior


Synonyms: taboo, tabu

Definition: forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands

Similar words: sacred

Definition: concerned with religion or religious purposes

Usage: sacred texts; sacred rites; sacred music