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A Taboo is a subject, word, or action that is avoided for religious or social reasons. Certain taboos that were avoided in the past may be okay in the future based on changes in society.

Taboo Examples

  • In our country it is considered taboo to speak about religious beliefs.
  • Discussing your salary has always been a social taboo in our company.
  • John was addicted to pain medications, but felt it would be taboo to talk about it with his friends.