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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.

Anathema Quotations

The idea that you earn things - that you earn respect, that you earn income, responsibility. the vote, punishment... these ideas are anathema to the liberal mind.
Dennis Prager

The idea of a non-growing economy may be an anathema to an economist. But the idea of a continually growing economy is an anathema to an ecologist.
Tim Jackson

The Galatians are severely censured for giving heed to false doctrines, and are called to pronounce even an apostle anathema, if he preached another gospel.
Charles Hodge

In the 5,000-year history of Jewish thought, the notion of a God-man is completely anathema to everything Judaism stands for.
Reza Aslan

A military or government hierarchy is anathema to the dispersed population and diverse tribes of mountainous Afghanistan.
Iqbal Quadir
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Anathema Translations

anathema in French is interdit
anathema in Italian is scomunica
anathema in Spanish is anatema
anathema in Swedish is anatema, bannlysning
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