anathema definition

  • noun:
    • A formal ecclesiastical ban, curse, or excommunication.
    • A vehement denunciation; a curse: "the sound of a witch's anathemas in certain not known tongue” ( Nathaniel Hawthorne).
    • One that is cursed or damned.
    • one that's greatly reviled, loathed, or shunned: "Essentialism—a belief in all-natural, immutable sex differences—is anathema to postmodernists, for who sex itself, with sex, is a 'social construct'” ( Wendy Kaminer).
    • A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical expert, often followed closely by excommunication; denunciation of any such thing as accursed.
    • An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.
    • Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical expert.
    • A ban or curse pronounced with spiritual solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and followed by excommunication. Thus: Denunciation of everything as accursed.
    • An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.
    • anybody or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.
    • an individual or thing held becoming accursed or devoted to damnation or destruction.
    • A curse or denunciation pronounced with spiritual solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, involving excommunication.
    • therefore Any imprecation of divine discipline; a curse; an execration.
    • such a thing dedicated to religious utilizes.
    • A phrase, precisely two separate terms (see etymology), occurring within the following passage, where it is popularly regarded (and therefore often in other places made use of) as an intenser type of anathema.
    • Synonyms and Curse, Execration, etc. See malediction.
    • an official ecclesiastical curse associated with excommunication
    • a detested person
    • an official ecclesiastical ban, curse, or excommunication.
    • A vehement denunciation; a curse: "the sound of a witch's anathemas in some unknown tongue” ( Nathaniel Hawthorne).
    • one that's cursed or damned.
    • One that is considerably reviled, loathed, or shunned: "Essentialism—a belief in all-natural, immutable sex differences—is anathema to postmodernists, for who sex itself, along side gender, is a 'social construct'” ( Wendy Kaminer).
    • A ban or curse pronounced with spiritual solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, usually combined with excommunication; denunciation of such a thing as accursed.
    • An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.
    • anyone or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.
    • A ban or curse pronounced with spiritual solemnity by ecclesiastical expert, and followed closely by excommunication. Therefore: Denunciation of everything as accursed.
    • An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.
    • anyone or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.
    • you or thing held is accursed or dedicated to damnation or destruction.
    • A curse or denunciation pronounced with spiritual solemnity by ecclesiastical expert, concerning excommunication.
    • thus Any imprecation of divine discipline; a curse; an execration.
    • such a thing devoted to spiritual uses.
    • A phrase, correctly two split terms (see etymology), happening inside following passageway, in which it really is popularly regarded (and hence occasionally somewhere else used) as an intenser as a type of anathema.
    • Synonyms and Curse, Execration, etc. See malediction.
    • an official ecclesiastical curse followed closely by excommunication
    • a detested individual

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