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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: Greek, 'thing given over to evil, curse', from anatithenai 'to set up, dedicate'

anathema

noun
     
a‧nath‧e‧ma [singular, uncountable] formal
something that is completely the opposite of what you believe in
anathema to
His political views were anathema to me.

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