What is another word for Taboos?

43 synonyms found


[ tabˈuːz], [ tabˈuːz], [ t_a_b_ˈuː_z]

Taboos are social or cultural no-go areas that are considered too sacred or unacceptable for discussion. They are often seen as an impediment to free expression and openness. Synonyms for taboos include proscription, tabooing, ban, interdiction, prohibition, repression, suppression, shunning, and embargo. Proscriptions are social or cultural decrees that prohibit certain behaviors, while tabooing is the act of making an object or behavior off-limits. Bans and interdictions are formal and legal prohibitions, while prohibitions are more general. Repression and suppression are psychological barriers to expression, while shunning and embargo refer to ostracism and isolation from others.

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    Usage examples for Taboos

    Besides many other miscellaneous Taboos noticeable in the evidence, there is a place taboo which is prominent.
    "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
    W. Y. Evans Wentz
    A study of food Taboos confirms this conclusion.
    "The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
    W. Y. Evans Wentz
    They are, of course, slaves to ignorance, to degrading superstition and absurd Taboos; but these things apply to everyone alike, there is no privileged caste, no hereditary inequality.
    "The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society"
    Upton Sinclair

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