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taboo 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Adjective
/təˈbo͞o/,/ta-/,
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taboos, plural; tabus, plural;
  1. Prohibited or restricted by social custom
    • - sex was a taboo subject
  2. Designated as sacred and prohibited
    • - the burial ground was seen as a taboo place
Verb
  1. Place under such prohibition
    • - traditional societies taboo female handling of food during this period
Noun
  1. A social or religious custom prohibiting or restricting a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing


  1. a prejudice (especially in Polynesia and other South Pacific islands) that prohibits the use or mention of something because of its sacred nature
  2. declare as sacred and forbidden
  3. forbidden: excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject"
  4. an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
  5. A taboo is a strong social prohibition (or ban) relating to any area of human activity or social custom that is sacred and forbidden based on moral judgment and sometimes even religious beliefs. Breaking the taboo is usually considered objectionable or abhorrent by society. ...
  6. Taboo! is the 3rd studio album (in the U.S) by singer/songwriter Jonny Blu, released in the United States on 6 October 2009 by and Dao Feng Music. It is a compilation of classic Latin Standards from the catalog.
  7. Taboo is a Mystery Thriller film directed by Max Makowski and stars Nick Stahl, Eddie Kaye Thomas and January Jones.
  8. Taboo is the name of two soundtrack albums for the Boy George hit stage musical, Taboo. The first, published in 2002, features the original West End cast, and a second album was published in 2004 featuring the original cast of the Broadway production.
  9. Taboo is a monograph based on a series of lectures by Franz Steiner, now considered to be a classic in the field of social anthropology. ...
  10. Taboo is the fourth album by Japanese rock band Buck-Tick released in 1989.
  11. (Taboos) A classification of mores that refer to forbidden or unthinkable behavior.
  12. (Taboos) Powerful social beliefs that a particular activity, food, place, etc. is totally repulsive.
  13. a sacred-feeling prohibition that applies to an entire group. Its true purpose is to keep incestuous wishes unconscious. The rituals surrounding the taboo are similar to those of obsessive-compulsive neurosis but are collective rather than personal.
  14. expressions are likely to be thought by many people to be obscene or shocking. You should not use them. Examples are bloody, shit.
  15. A polynesian word, first encountered by Captain Cook, meaning literally ‘marked off’. It refers to those special articles or symbols within a culture that are given a distinct status as either sacred, metaphysical or dangerous. Incest is a taboo most are familiar with.
  16. (also spelled tabu): (1) In anthropology, a taboo is a socially prohibited activity. For instance, in classical Greek culture, it was forbidden for a murderer or menstruating woman to enter the sacred space of a temple or the central agora of a city beyond a temenos boundary lest that action ...
  17. something that is avoided, banned, or not allowed because of a cultural belief.
  18. a taboo subject is one that is not mentioned by people in that culture. For example, death is a taboo subject in Chinese. Pay and age are often taboo subjects.
  19. a religious, social or cultural ban on doing or discussing something seen as immoral or disruptive
  20. Using power or fear to restrict inquiry.
  21. from the Polynesian word tabu; any act, condition or type of physical contact that, if undertaken or manifested, could result in adverse consequences for the well being of the given tribe or community. ...
  22. forbidden to profane use or contact because of supposedly dangerous supernatural powers.^1
  23. DH [1] and NDH [B], POs ><, FOs up, strike palms and separate forcefully.
  24. 1) (also Tabu): ex-Astros P Chris Holt, for horrific luck that enabled him to lose any game at any time, regardless of the circumstances. Name inspired by mysterious idol that continuously thwarted Greg Brady in the “Hawaiian vacation” episodes of The Brady Bunch.
  25. One very unusual thing about dreaming is that almost any object, person, or association can seem to project a taboo power. This taboo may be either negative or positive.