taboo noun

ADJ. rigid, strict | deep-seated | cultural, gender, religious, sexual, social | incest

VERB + TABOO observe his failure to observe the tribe's rigid taboos | break, flout, violate | break down the problem of breaking down deep-seated cultural taboos | reinforce

TABOO + NOUN subject

PREP. ~ about the taboo about religion in British society | ~ against the taboo against marrying a foreigner | ~ on reinforcing their taboos on sexuality | ~ surrounding the taboos surrounding menstruation