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Meaning of anathema

a•nath•e•ma

Pronunciation: (u-nath'u-mu), [key]
— pl. -mas.
  1. a person or thing detested or loathed: That subject is anathema to him.
  2. a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction.
  3. a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication.
  4. any imprecation of divine punishment.
  5. a curse; execration.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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