Definitions of tabu
  1. noun
    an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
    synonyms: taboo
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    type of:
    the quality of being inhibited
  2. noun
    a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
    synonyms: taboo
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    type of:
    bias, preconception, prejudice
    a partiality that prevents objective consideration of an issue or situation
  3. adjective
    excluded from use or mention
  4. adjective
    forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands
    synonyms: taboo
    concerned with religion or religious purposes
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