Definition Of taboo


a social or religious custom prohibiting or forbidding discussion of a particular practice or forbidding association with a particular person, place, or thing.

Accurate statistics are hard to come by, especially in a country where social taboos and threats keep many victims silent.

place under prohibition.

traditional societies taboo female handling of food during this period

prohibited or restricted by social custom.

sex was a taboo subject

Example Of taboo

  • Al-Jazeera gives air-time to their Arab leaders' opponents and to ordinary viewers and discusses taboo political and social topics.

  • Almost all animal flesh is edible and nutritious, yet most human societies taboo many of the animal species available to them.

  • As a writer, he comes across as someone who feels that by trumpeting loudly about a taboo subject he is breaking down social barriers.

  • As society engages in dialogue on these issues no subject will be taboo .

  • As they saw it, many details concerning clan histories and taboo places have been forgotten over the past few generations.

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