Anathema

[ɐnˈaθɛmə], [ɐnˈaθɛmə], [ɐ_n_ˈa_θ_ɛ_m_ə]

Definitions of anathema:

  1.   A curse; a separation for destruction.
  2.   a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
  3.   The solemn curse of the Church in excommunication; any curse; the thing or person so cursed.
  4.   Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.
  5.   A curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. The person or thing accursed; a curse generally; a religious offering.
  6.   a detested person; " he is an anathema to me"
  7.   A formal ecclesiastical curse; also, a person or thing anathematized.
  8.   An ecclesiastical curse; imprecation.
  9.   An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.
  10.   ( orig.) An offering made and set up in a temple: an ecclesiastical curse: any person or thing anathematized.
  11.   A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed.

Antonyms for anathema:

citation, like, speed, joy, darling, endorsement, beloved, enjoyment, honey, felicity, delight, FAVE, benison, minion, commendation, dear, pleasure, love, blessing, benediction, favorite, preference, sweetheart, treasure.


Quotes for anathema:

  1. I think it's still hard for me to turn down work if it's really good because for so many years I was so desperate to get a job and couldn't and so it's kind of an anathema for me to turn down work. – Matt Damon
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. I have come to realize that Jesse Helms stands for everything in politics that is anathema to me. – William Weld

Usage examples for anathema:

  1. The Jewish authorities, however, did not relax their vigilance, but threatened to repeat the anathema – Some Jewish Witnesses For Christ by Rev. A. Bernstein, B.D.
  2. But, as we have seen, the canons of the early councils, upon which the bigots relied for their authority, made no distinction whatever between the different classes of public performers: actors, singers, dancers, mountebanks, jugglers, and circus performers were all included in one common anathema – Queens of the French Stage by H. Noel Williams
  3. The law was anathema to him. ” – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  4. Hold him, hold him, or else he'll get away, the anathema – The Cook's Wedding and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  5. And then, having come, you proceed to follow the King’ s motor- car; you fall head over ears in love with a girl in it, a friend of the bride- elect, to whom your real name, if she’ s not heard it already, could easily be made to seem anathema maranatha. ” – The Car of Destiny by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  6. Then, with a suppressed anathema he stepped into his folding tub and emptied the arctic contents of the water pitcher over himself. ” –  by
  7. Some of the Anglo- Saxon delegates took other ground, feeling unable to countenance the postulate underlying those demands, namely, that the Teuton race was to be forever anathema – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  8. The Protestant dissenters, through fear or hatred of the Catholics, consented to be placed under the general anathema with a sort of understanding that, when the danger was over, they should be relieved from its pressure. ” – Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland by Henry B. Stanton
  9. And it is forbidden under pain of anathema to any one to lay such homicide to the charge of the said William. ” – Chaucer and His England by G. G. Coulton
  10. The Bishop, alarmed at the influence his enemies might possibly obtain, offered to recall his anathema on condition that Kassa would expel De Jacobis. ” – A Narrative of Captivity in Abyssinia With Some Account of the Late Emperor Theodore, His Country and People by Henry Blanc
  11. The man had an astounding flow of spiritual invective, at due distance the very drum- fire of withering anathema but sorry stuff of a familiar order at close range. ” – Notes of a Camp-Follower on the Western Front by E. W. Hornung
  12. Yet in fact Emerson goes to such an extreme of individualism that the only thing that has saved his memory from anathema is that he has not many readers in his after- times, and these few do not always venture to understand him. ” – Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy by Otto Heller
  13. Had he been a Protestant his vices would have made him anathema but, being what he was, his fellow- villagers had treated him with kindness. ” – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  14. Thereupon old Saracinesca, whose blood was roused by the atrocity, delivered a terrible anathema against the murderous wretches who had ruined the building, and expressed himself in favour of burning them alive, a fate, indeed, far too good for them. ” – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  15. Every now and then some muttered anathema fell from his lips. ” – Kitty's Conquest by Charles King
  16. “ Britt broke in on the anathema – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  17. “ Cecilia had wondered where he would go to;- a form of anathema which had brought down a rebuke from her mother. ” – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  18. Count Mirabeau had just been breaking out into an anathema in flaming words about the holiday which the king had given to the new regiments, when the Duke de Liancourt, who that moment entered the hall, advanced to the speaker's desk and announced that the king was just on the point of coming to the Assembly. ” – Marie Antoinette And Her Son by Louise Muhlbach Official
  19. She overwhelmed Dick Povey with her anathema of Federation, for Dick was a citizen of Hanbridge, where this detestable movement for Federation had had its birth. ” – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  20. He threw the gun on the bed; he took Fitzgerald's pipe from his pocket and cast it after the gun, and with a gesture which placed all the contents of the room under the ban of his anathema he strode out into the corridor, thence to the office. ” – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath

Rhymes for anathema:

  • fatima, fatimah;

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