anathematism

noun
anath·​e·​ma·​tism
plural -s

Definition of anathematism

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of anathematism

1565, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anathematism

Late Latin, from Late Greek anathematismos, from Greek anathematizein + -ismos -ism

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about anathematism

Statistics for anathematism

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for anathematism

The first known use of anathematism was in 1565

See more words from the same year

Comments on anathematism

What made you want to look up anathematism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Where in the World? A Quiz

  • peter bruegel tower of babel painting
  • What language does pajama come from?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!