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 (vər-bōt′n, fĕr-)
Forbidden; prohibited.

[German, past participle of verbieten, to forbid, from Middle High German, from Old High German farbiotan; see bheudh- in Indo-European roots.]


forbidden; prohibited


(vərˈboʊt n; Ger. fɛrˈboʊt n)

forbidden, as by law; prohibited.
[1910–15; < German: past participle of verbieten to forbid]


A German word meaning forbidden.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.verboten - excluded from use or mention; "forbidden fruit"; "in our house dancing and playing cards were out"; "a taboo subject"
impermissible - not permitted; "impermissible behavior"


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Now, of course, such fun activities are verboten on school grounds.
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