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verboten

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English

Etymology

From German verboten "forbidden".

Adjective

verboten (not comparable)

Positive
verboten

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. forbidden, prohibited

Usage notes

A loanword with connotations of state authoritarianism, derived from a perception of the German Empire under Wilhelm II or Nazi Germany. Contemporary usage may be jocular.


German

Adjective

verboten

  1. forbidden, prohibited
  2. banned

Verb

verboten

  1. Past participle of verbieten.

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