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taboo

US [təˈbu]
UK [təˈbuː]
  • n.避讳;戒律;禁止
  • v.列为禁忌;禁止
  • Web忌讳;禁忌语;御法度
Plural Form:taboos  
taboo
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n.
1.
(文化或宗教习俗方面的)禁忌,忌讳,戒律a cultural or religious custom that does not allow people to do, use or talk about a particular thing as people find it offensive or embarrassing
an incest taboo
乱伦禁忌
a taboo on working on a Sunday
禁止星期日工作的习俗
to break/violate a taboo
触犯禁忌
Death is one of the great taboos in our culture.
在我们的文化中,“死亡”是一大忌。
2.
禁止;避讳a general agreement not to do sth or talk about sth
The subject is still a taboo in our family.
这个话题在我们家里仍然讳莫如深。

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