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Definition of anathema:

  1. A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed.
  2. An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.
  3. Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.


malediction, ban, blaspheming, adjuration, blasphemy, reprobation, execration, malison, denunciation, imprecation, damnation, profane swearing, vow, swearing, words, curse, horror, bete noire, hate, abhorrence, profanity, detestation, sworn statement, bugbear, cursing, aversion, oath, affidavit, love, abomination.

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