Need another word that means the same as “forbidden”? Find 11 synonyms and 30 related words for “forbidden” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Forbidden” are: out, prohibited, proscribed, taboo, tabu, verboten, banned, impermissible, not acceptable, unauthorized, unsanctioned
Forbidden as an Adjective
Definitions of "Forbidden" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “forbidden” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Excluded from use or mention.
- Denoting or involving a transition between two quantum-mechanical states that does not conform to some selection rule, especially for electric dipole radiation.
- Not allowed; banned.
Synonyms of "Forbidden" as an adjective (11 Words)
|banned||Forbidden by law.|
|not acceptable||Judged to be in conformity with approved usage.|
|out||Outside or external.|
The out islands.
|prohibited||Forbidden by law.|
They had deliberately fed prohibited material to their herd.
|proscribed||Excluded from use or mention.|
|taboo||Prohibited or restricted by social custom.|
The burial ground was seen as a taboo place.
|tabu||Excluded from use or mention.|
|unauthorized||Not endowed with authority.|
An unauthorized strike.
|unsanctioned||Without explicit official permission.|
A series of unsanctioned rallies against high local unemployment.
|verboten||Excluded from use or mention.|
Bank fishing is verboten on Strathbeg.
Usage Examples of "Forbidden" as an adjective
- Forbidden fruit.
- A list of forbidden books.
Associations of "Forbidden" (30 Words)
|abstinent||A person who refrains from drinking intoxicating beverages.|
The patients are best advised to be totally abstinent from alcohol.
|ban||100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova.|
A proposed ban on cigarette advertising.
|banned||Forbidden by law.|
|bleak||(of the weather) cold and miserable.|
The future looks bleak.
|contraband||Goods whose importation or exportation or possession is prohibited by law.|
The salt trade and contraband in it were very active in the town.
|dejected||Affected or marked by low spirits.|
Is dejected but trying to look cheerful.
|despondent||In low spirits from loss of hope or courage.|
Despondent about his failure.
He was offside and the goal was disallowed.
|discouraged||Made less hopeful or enthusiastic.|
He must be feeling pretty discouraged.
|forbid||(of a circumstance or quality) make (something) impossible; prevent.|
The cliffs forbid any easy turning movement.
|illegalize||Declare illegal; outlaw.|
Their refusal to discuss the issue is impermissible.
|importation||Commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country.|
The government takes a tough stance on illegal drug importation.
|inadmissible||Not deserving to be admitted.|
An inadmissible interference in the affairs of the Church.
|inhibition||The conscious exclusion of unacceptable thoughts or desires.|
The inhibition of the heart by the vagus nerve.
|interdict||Impede (an enemy force), especially by bombing lines of communication or supply.|
Army efforts to interdict enemy supply shipments.
|interdiction||The action of intercepting and preventing the movement of a prohibited commodity or person.|
Battlefield air interdiction.
|intolerable||Unable to be endured.|
An intolerable degree of sentimentality.
|pessimistic||Expecting the worst possible outcome.|
He was pessimistic about the prospects.
All ivory trafficking between nations is prohibited.
|prohibition||A law or regulation forbidding something.|
Prohibitions on insider dealing.
|prohibitionist||A reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages.|
|prohibitory||Tending to discourage (especially of prices.|
|proscribe||Denounce or condemn.|
A plaque on which were the names of proscribed traitors.
|proscription||The action of forbidding something; banning.|
He plays a the priest whose moral proscriptions lead only to catastrophe.
|taboo||Place under a taboo.|
Many taboos have developed around physical exposure.
|unauthorized||Not having official permission or approval.|
Unauthorized access to the computer system.
|unbearable||Not able to be endured or tolerated.|
The heat was getting unbearable.
|unendurable||Incapable of being put up with.|
Cries of unendurable suffering.
|unlawful||Not conforming to, permitted by, or recognized by law or rules.|