Anathema meaning

ə-năth'ə-mə
One that is greatly reviled, loathed, or shunned.
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A formal ecclesiastical ban, curse, or excommunication.
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An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.
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A vehement denunciation; a curse.
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One that is cursed or damned.
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A thing or person greatly detested.
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Greatly detested.
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Viewed as accursed or damned.
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The definition of an anathema is a person or thing who is detested or hated.

Adolf Hitler is an example of an anathema.

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A thing or person accursed or damned.
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Subjected to an ecclesiastical anathema.
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By extension, something which is vehemently disliked by somebody.
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Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.
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Origin of anathema

  • Late Latin doomed offering, accursed thing from Greek from anatithenai anathe- to dedicate ana- ana- tithenai to put dhē- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Late Latin anathema (“curse, person cursed, offering”), from Ancient Greek ἀνάθεμα (anathema, “something dedicated, especially dedicated to evil”), from ἀνατίθημι (anatithēmi, “I set upon, offer as a votive gift”), from ἀνά (ana, “upon”) + τίθημι (tithēmi, “I put, place”). The Ancient Greek term was influenced by Hebrew חרם (herem), leading to the sense of "accursed," especially in Ecclesiastical writers.
    From Wiktionary