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a·nath·e·ma

 (ə-năth′ə-mə)
n. pl. a·nath·e·mas
1. A formal ecclesiastical ban, curse, or excommunication.
2. A vehement denunciation; a curse: "the sound of a witch's anathemas in some unknown tongue" (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
3. One that is cursed or damned.
4. One that is greatly reviled, loathed, or shunned: "Essentialism—a belief in natural, immutable sex differences—is anathema to postmodernists, for whom sexuality itself, along with gender, is a 'social construct'" (Wendy Kaminer).

[Late Latin, doomed offering, accursed thing, from Greek, from anatithenai, anathe-, to dedicate : ana-, ana- + tithenai, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]
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anathema

(əˈnæθəmə)
n, pl -mas
1. a detested person or thing: he is anathema to me.
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a formal ecclesiastical curse of excommunication or a formal denunciation of a doctrine
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the person or thing so cursed
4. a strong curse; imprecation
[C16: via Church Latin from Greek: something accursed, dedicated (to evil), from anatithenai to dedicate, from ana- + tithenai to set]
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a•nath•e•ma

(əˈnæθ ə mə)

n., pl. -mas.
1. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to them.
2. a person or thing condemned to damnation.
3. an ecclesiastical curse of excommunication.
4. any imprecation of divine punishment.
5. a curse; execration.
[1520–30; < Latin < Greek anáthema a thing devoted to evil, earlier anáthēma votive offering]
a•nath`e•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.anathema - a detested personanathema - a detested person; "he is an anathema to me"
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
2.anathema - a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
curse, execration, condemnation - an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
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anathema

noun abomination, bête noire, enemy, pariah, bane, bugbear Violence was anathema to them.
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anathema

noun
1. A denunciation invoking a wish or threat of evil or injury:
Archaic: malison.
2. An object of extreme dislike:
Informal: horror.
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Translations
anatema
anatemă

anathema

[əˈnæθɪmə] N
1. (Rel) → anatema m
2. (fig) he is anathema to meno lo puedo ver, para mí es inaguantable
the idea is anathema to herpara ella la idea es una abominación, la idea le resulta odiosa
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anathema

[əˈnæθəmə] nanathème m
to be anathema to sb
It is anathema to him → Il a cela en abomination.
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anathema

n (Eccl) → Anathema (form) nt, → Kirchenbann m; (fig, no art) → ein Gräuel m; voting Labour was anathema to themder Gedanke, Labour zu wählen, war ihnen ein Gräuel
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anathema

[əˈnæθɪmə] n (Rel) (fig) → anatema m
it is anathema to him → non ne vuol neanche sentir parlare
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Some of them read, "Ordain women or stop baptizing them." "Sexism is a heresy; anathema sit." "Jesus was a feminist" no doubt this was an allusion to his concern and care for.
Anathema sit! How often did Christian bishops meeting in Councils add this horrible injunction to their proclamations!
She would belong to no group that proclaimed "anathema sit." Eccentric and idiosyncratic to the end, she died in London of something approaching self-starvation, her way of identifying with the sufferings of those in battle and under occupation.