from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Forbidden; prohibited.
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- adj. forbidden, prohibited
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. excluded from use or mention
The one paraphilia that remains absolutely verboten is pedophilia.
Just compare 'verboten' with their lilting 'proibido.'
I am not sure it is disproportionate, this is an affront to democracy and now the precedent has been set, what else could be "verboten" in future?
"I'd rather be a gipsy on the road," had been Jean's passionate declaration, "and free, than a princess with a 'verboten' sign at all the palace gates."
They were delighted to escape the land where everything is "verboten" except hatred and militarism.
In the name of freedom we challenge with ships and men, money and an undaunted spirit, that word 'verboten' which Germany has written upon the sea and upon the land.
Whenever the word 'verboten' comes up I always think of the Miami Vice movie trailer.
The Day the Earth Stood Still is considered "verboten" by purists.
(French, English and German), the warning took the form of a prohibition: "Do not lean out of the windows", "Il est interdit de se pencher par les fenetres", and a German admonition which I can't cite from memory but in which the word "verboten" played a prominent role.
For the dictatorship behind the Wall, religious and ethnic identity was "verboten" as a matter of ideology.
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