a prayer that harm will come to someone <uttered an anathema before driving the would-be robber from the his shop> Related Words censure
something or someone that is hated <the use of animals in the testing of cosmetics is anathema to animal-rights activists> Related Words dread
(also bogie or
Near Antonyms beloved
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