Synonyms and Antonyms of anathema

  1. 1 a prayer that harm will come to someone <uttered an anathema before driving the would-be robber from the his shop> Synonyms curse, ban, execration, imprecation, malediction, malison, winze [Scottish]Related Words censure, condemnation, damnation, denunciation, excommunication; hex, hoodoo, jinx, mojo, spell, voodoo, whammy; poxNear Antonyms citation, commendation, endorsement (also indorsement)Antonyms benediction, benison, blessing

  2. 2 something or someone that is hated <the use of animals in the testing of cosmetics is anathema to animal-rights activists> Synonyms abhorrence, abomination, hate, antipathy, aversion, bête noire, detestation, execrationRelated Words dread, hang-up, horror, phobia; bogey (also bogie or bogy), bugaboo, bugbear; adversary, enemy; annoyance, grievance, hassle, nuisance, peeveNear Antonyms beloved, darling, dear, honey, sweetheart; delight, enjoyment, felicity, joy, pleasure; favorite, like, preference; treasureAntonyms love

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to give authoritative approval to

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