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
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.
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.
Pope Francis warned on Wednesday against the temptation of fake news, drawing a parallel between ethically compromised journalism and the biblical tale of Adam, Eve, the snake and the forbidden fruit.
Genesis says that when Adam and Eve bit from the forbidden fruit, they realized they were naked and covered themselves with fig leaves.
Ashamed to own up, he lured her into bed but then rejected her, sneering: "I only have interest in the forbidden fruit.
com 3 FORBIDDEN FRUIT They may have been banned at Reading and Leeds Festivals this year, but pineapples are having a style moment.
In Dublin, electro kings Orbital wowed the crowd at the Bulmers Forbidden Fruit festival in Kilmainham Hospital last night.
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General Director of King Fahd Causeway, linking Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Sulaiman Al-Belaihid, said customs officers have intercepted the smuggling of 363 bottles of wine, alcoholic beers, 963 kilograms of Cola acuminata which are a forbidden fruit in Saudi Arabia.