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synonyms for tabu

  • banned
  • outlawed
  • prohibited
  • unthinkable
  • disapproved
  • forbidden
  • proscribed
  • reserved
  • restricted
  • unmentionable
  • beyond the pale
  • frowned on
  • illegal
  • off-limits
  • out of bounds
  • ruled out
  • unacceptable

antonyms for tabu

MOST RELEVANT
  • OK
  • acceptable
  • allowed
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How to use tabu in a sentence

When they are not allowed to touch anything they say it is tabu.
CELEBRATED TRAVELS AND TRAVELLERSJULES VERNE
All tabu, all blood tabu, has in the totem animal its centre and shrine, in the opinion of each group.
THE SECRET OF THE TOTEMANDREW LANG
We seem to have found the clue to that superstition, including the blood tabu, emphasised by Dr. Durkheim.
THE SECRET OF THE TOTEMANDREW LANG
Tabu-Tabu grinned again, walked to the rail, and tossed his war club down into the canoe.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
Tabu-Tabu's wild eyes glittered and grew wilder and wilder as the messenger reported the indignity thus heaped upon him.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
Mr. McGuffey was partly right, for in a few minutes Tabu-Tabu came alongside, climbed aboard, and salaamed.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
He was wildly excited and poured a torrent of native gibberish into the attentive ears of Tabu-Tabu and the king.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
"I'll squeeze him to death," panted Mr. Gibney to Tabu-Tabu when that individual had managed to pick himself up.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
"I'm goin' to give you two yeggs a chance to reform," concluded Mr. Gibney, addressing Tabu-Tabu.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
To the amazement of all present Tabu-Tabu sprang lightly backward and avoided the blow.
CAPTAIN SCRAGGSPETER B. KYNE
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WORDS RELATED TO TABU

  • banned
  • beyond the pale
  • disapproved
  • forbidden
  • frowned on
  • illegal
  • off-limits
  • out of bounds
  • outlawed
  • prohibited
  • proscribed
  • reserved
  • restricted
  • ruled out
  • tabu
  • unacceptable
  • unmentionable
  • unthinkable
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.