how to pronounce anathema


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anathema is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of anathema in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… are anathema to our own but it is …”

meanings of anathema


  1. Something which is vehemently disliked by somebody.
  2. An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.
  3. A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, often accompanied by excommunication; something denounced as accursed.
  4. Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.

anathema frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word anathema occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics anathema can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that anathema can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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