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anathema

a·nath·e·ma

anathema

 
pronunciation:
nae th m
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something or someone despised or cursed.
She is an animal rights activist, and experimenting on animals is anathema to her.
synonyms:
abomination, untouchable
similar words:
antipathy, bÍte noire, outcast
definition 2: a formal curse by ecclesiastic authority involving excommunication.
synonyms:
censure, denunciation, malediction
similar words:
condemnation, curse, damnation, fulmination, imprecation, proscription
definition 3: a person or thing condemned or damned.
synonyms:
abomination, untouchable
similar words:
excommunicate, leper, outcast
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