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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.]
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forbidden; prohibited
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(vərˈboʊt n; Ger. fɛrˈboʊt n)

forbidden, as by law; prohibited.
[1910–15; < German: past participle of verbieten to forbid]
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A German word meaning forbidden.
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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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AS one sifts through the treacle of Brexit-related correspondence it occurs to me that here in Wales there is one take that either remains completely unexplored or more likely resides in the "verboten" shadows of the very much unsaid.
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If it's not verboten to say this in the current climate, she's the thinking man's thinking woman and provides not just eye candy, but ear candy and even brain candy too at times.
It shouldn't be verboten to speak of a certain Jewish aptitude for Communism.
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These standards are being strictly followed by airline companies as compromising on the conditions of passenger aircrafts is strictly verboten. According to a recently published report by Persistence Market Research, the demand for air transport modifications is pegged to gain steady traction in the foreseeable future.
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Plug one wire for power into the screen--the other from the camera rod also goes into the screen--turn it on and presto, you're looking into places formerly verboten. The tiny angled camera at the tip of the rod looks 90 degrees at the bore and uses a little light to help matters.
While starchy and processed foods are verboten, there are plenty of proteins, fats, dairy, nuts, and even some decadent sweets to savor.
But it is politically verboten to suggest such a thing, and even the reform movement couches its arguments in language like "reducing mass incarceration while making us safer."