– definition :

  • (adjective)
    1. excluded from use or mention (context:all)
    2. forbidden to profane use especially in South Pacific islands (context:all)
  • (noun)
    1. an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion (context:attribute)
    2. a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature (context:cognition)
  • (verb)
    1. declare as sacred and forbidden (context:social)

– Sample : “taboo”

  • a taboo subject
  • forbidden fruit
  • in our house dancing and playing cards were out