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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Something that is completely the opposite of what you believe in. A formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication; A detested person..

Usage examples (34)
  • He is an anathema to me
  • He is an anathema to me
  • The word anathema frequently occurs in St. Paul's writings, and is generally translated accused.
  • It's kind of anathema - the things I hate and fear and despise are the same things I need and crave and love. for more
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