Meaning of “taboo” in the English Dictionary

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taboonoun [ C ]

us /təˈbu, tæ-/ plural taboos

something that is avoided or forbidden for religious or social reasons:

Dealing with mental illness is a sensitive issue, with a lot of taboos.
taboo
adjective [ not gradable ] us /təˈbu, tæ-/

The article analyzes the ways in which English speakers deal with taboo words.

(Definition of “taboo” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)