anathema (Meaning)

Wordnet

anathema (n)

a detested person

a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication

Webster

anathema (n.)

A ban or curse pronounced with religious solemnity by ecclesiastical authority, and accompanied by excommunication. Hence: Denunciation of anything as accursed.

An imprecation; a curse; a malediction.

Any person or thing anathematized, or cursed by ecclesiastical authority.

anathema Sentence Examples

  1. The controversial policy became an anathema to many citizens, sparking widespread protests.
  2. In some cultures, speaking ill of elders is considered anathema and is strictly discouraged.
  3. The new fashion trend was met with disdain by traditionalists and labeled an anathema to classic style.
  4. Corruption within the government is seen as an anathema to the principles of democracy.
  5. The proposal to cut funding for education was an anathema to teachers, parents, and students alike.
  6. His views on tolerance were seen as an anathema to the extremist ideologies prevalent in the region.
  7. The decision to demolish the historic landmark was met with public outcry, as it was considered an anathema to preserving cultural heritage.
  8. The notion of compromising on human rights was an anathema to the activist, who dedicated their life to social justice.
  9. The artist's avant-garde approach was considered an anathema by conservative art critics.
  10. In the scientific community, fraudulent research is treated as an anathema, undermining the integrity of the entire field.

FAQs About the word anathema

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The controversial policy became an anathema to many citizens, sparking widespread protests.

In some cultures, speaking ill of elders is considered anathema and is strictly discouraged.

The new fashion trend was met with disdain by traditionalists and labeled an anathema to classic style.

Corruption within the government is seen as an anathema to the principles of democracy.