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English noun: anathema

1. anathema (person) a detested person

SamplesHe is an anathema to me.

Synonymsbete noire

Broader (hypernym)disagreeable person, unpleasant person

2. anathema (communication) a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication

Broader (hypernym)condemnation, curse, execration

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