Other Words for Taboo

Taboo Noun Synonyms
tabu, anathema, forbidden, interdicted, off limits, out of bounds, verboten, proscribed, banned, prohibited, restricted, unmentionable, unspeakable, censored, censorable, unacceptable, rude, impolite, indecorous, dirty, explicit, outlawed, illegal, illici
Our holiday in Benidorm is a taboo subject in my house. Many people dislike hearing taboo language used on radio or television.

tabu, anathema, interdict, interdiction, proscription, ban, prohibition, restriction
There is still a strict taboo against mentioning bodily functions in public.

tabu, forbid, interdict, proscribe, ban, prohibit
The hotel taboos the sharing of a room by unmarried couples.

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