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What is another word for taboo?

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Adjective
Prohibited or restricted, especially by social or religious customs
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“Previously taboo areas were opened for examination, and laws and legal attitudes were modified.”
Adjective
Considered unacceptable, especially by social or religious customs
“Excessive drinking can be immediately punished, and any rewards which might accrue from this taboo behavior can be withheld.”
Adjective
Not to be spoken of
“Gail Finney claims that in the years immediately following the war, fascism was a taboo topic in both East and West Germany.”
Adjective
Vulgar or indecorous, especially by social or religious customs
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“The artists explore instances of bodily shame through their taboo displays of bodily spectacles, including oral indulgences with food and with nature.”
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Focusing on the unpleasant aspects of life
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Infrequently mentioned
Adjective
Taboo
Noun
A ban or prohibition, typically based on social or religious customs
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“The members of one clan from northern Kenya observe a taboo on eating fish.”
Noun
Something not to be discussed in polite society
“Just remember that this topic is a taboo in this house.”
Noun
A form of magic designed to allow for worship or conjuration of, or communication with spirits or deities
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Immoral indulgence
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Court order
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Blasphemous or obscene language
Verb
To ban or prohibit something
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“It shall be improper for the Konohiki to taboo any other article except timber.”
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