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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.

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