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Synonyms for anathema

Synonyms for anathema

a denunciation invoking a wish or threat of evil or injury

an object of extreme dislike

Synonyms for anathema

a detested person

a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication

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Because of a biblical injunction to multiply and the fear that abortion information - anathema to the Christian right - might be part of a country's effort.
In the `80s, he conceded, his show found it difficult to secure appearances by conservative commentators, who found Donahue's liberal politics anathema.
Nevertheless, the mere notion of a tax reduction is anathema to the spending lobby, and the successful car tax cut has stuck in its craw ever since.
According to the press, polls repeatedly show the pope's relentless opposition to contraception, abortion, homosexuality, pornography, premarital sex, easy divorce and other fruits of the sexual revolution is anathema to the hip and fashionable.
The public pronouncements of a majority of the City Council members, the conduct of city staff and attorneys who must answer to that majority, and the city's position in related litigation all indicate an institutional anathema to properly defending SOAR.
But Chris Ford is offering a wisdom that's as economical as it is anathema to what is normal in the NBA.
Well, this answer may seem anathema to its past, but the franchise does possess some sound basketball minds.
So it is the need of the hour to rescue the nation from the heinous clutches of this anathema and put the nation on the path of progress and prosperity.
This is (or ought to be) total anathema to any fair-minded supporter of British law
Anathema means "someone or something intensely disliked or loathed," and a svengali is a "a person who manipulates or exerts excessive control over another.
uk anathema at picturedrome British rock band Anathema are playing the Picturedrome in Holmfirth on Friday.
Professor Stephen Hawking took to the stage with Anathema to perform a version of Pink Floyd's Keep Talking, which famously sampled the scientist's voice in 1994.
WHILST the march to restore the Birmingham library opening times was admirable, the solution is simple - But it would be anathema to both the council and some of the people of the city.
WHILST the march for the library opening times was admirable, the solution is simple, but would be such an anathema to both the council and some of the people of the city.
It is a free school, and therefore is seen by some, such as Shadow Education spokesman Tristram Hunt, as anathema.