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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.

Synonyms:

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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