Disgusting vs Taboo - What's the difference?

disgusting | taboo |


As adjectives the difference between disgusting and taboo

is that disgusting is causing disgust; repulsive; distasteful while taboo is excluded or forbidden from use, approach or mention.

As verbs the difference between disgusting and taboo

is that disgusting is while taboo is to mark as taboo.

As a noun taboo is

an inhibition or ban that results from social custom or emotional aversion.

disgusting

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Causing disgust; repulsive; distasteful.
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    Verb

    (head)
  • taboo

    English

    (wikipedia taboo)

    Alternative forms

    * tabu

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An inhibition or ban that results from social custom or emotional aversion.
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  • * 1974 , (Lawrence Durrell), Monsieur , Faber & Faber 1992, p. 213:
  • The sharp differentiation of the sexes in our culture was shaped most probably by monogamy and monosexuality and their tabus .
  • (in Polynesia) Something which may not be used, approached or mentioned because it is sacred.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Excluded or forbidden from use, approach or mention.
  • Incest is a taboo subject in most soap operas.
  • Culturally forbidden.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To mark as taboo.
  • To ban.
  • To avoid.
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