Word of the Day – Anathema

By December 10, 2017 Word of the Day

Anathema (noun)


Something or someone that one vehemently dislikes/ A strong curse.

Early 16th century: from ecclesiastical Latin, ‘excommunicated person, excommunication’, from Greek anathema ‘thing dedicated’, (later) ‘thing devoted to evil, accursed thing’, from anatithenai ‘to set up’.

Example sentences

“The current administration is just a hellish anathema to me!”

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