forbidden fruit


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forbidden fruit

n.
An indulgence or a pleasure that is illegal or is believed to be immoral.

[From the story of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, forbidden to Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:16-3:19.]

forbidden fruit

n
any pleasure or enjoyment regarded as illicit, esp sexual indulgence

forbid′den fruit′


n.
1. the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, tasted by Adam and Eve against God's prohibition. Gen. 2:17; 3:3.
2. any unlawful or immoral pleasure.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.forbidden fruit - originally an apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Edenforbidden fruit - originally an apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden; it is now used to refer to anything that is tempting but dangerous (as sexuality)
enticement, temptation - something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
Translations

forbidden fruit

nverbotene Früchte pl; forbidden fruits are always the sweetestverbotene Früchte schmecken am süßesten

forbidden fruit

nfrutto proibito
References in classic literature ?
And having eaten of the forbidden fruit, Eve urged Adam too to eat, for it seemed to her that a fair new life was open to her.
And thus, urged by Eve, Adam too ate of the forbidden fruit, and the man and woman were driven out of the Happy Garden, and the curse fell upon them because of their disobedience.
Within a hundred years after Adam left Eden, the guide probably gave the usual general flourish with his hand and said: "Place where the animals were named, ladies and gentlemen; place where the tree of the forbidden fruit stood; exact spot where Adam and Eve first met; and here, ladies and gentlemen, adorned and hallowed by the names and addresses of three generations of tourists, we have the crumbling remains of Cain's altar--fine old ruin!" Then, no doubt, he taxed them a shekel apiece and let them go.
He had, they said, tasted in succession all the apples of the tree of knowledge, and, whether from hunger or disgust, had ended by tasting the forbidden fruit. He had taken his place by turns, as the reader has seen, in the conferences of the theologians in Sorbonne,--in the assemblies of the doctors of art, after the manner of Saint-Hilaire,--in the disputes of the decretalists, after the manner of Saint-Martin,--in the congregations of physicians at the holy water font of Notre- Dame, ad cupam Nostroe-Dominoe .
But it was not, and Polly's fun cost more than the price of gloves and bonnet, for, having nibbled at forbidden fruit, she had to pay the penalty.
Tickets are available from Ticketmaster and revellers must have a Forbidden Fruit pass for the corresponding night of the festival.
MMoths and Steve Mason have been added to the already spectacular Forbidden Fruit bill as more details of the June festival have been announced.
Into this turgid mix, Michael Gove has attempted to show us that he tasted the forbidden fruit of the drug culture some time ago.
Forbidden Fruit festival takes place this weekend and PYG are throwing Sunday over to the a mammoth after party along with other venues for another Fobidden Fruit night where some of Dublin's well known venues slot in some of the big names from earlier that day.
Award-nominated Canadian soul star Tanika Charles presents The Gumption, an album of songs that speak to heartrending emotions--vulnerability, uncertain love, forbidden fruit, and more.
Forbidden fruit: Only old canes should be removed from your rasberry bushes