BEING A REFLECTION ON MOST PROFOUND CHANGES ELUCIDATED IN THE NEWS OF THE DAY
n. — accursed, consigned to damnation
— the formal act of consigning to damnation
— any denunciation or call for divine wrath against impiety, heresy, etc.
— a curse or imprecation, generally
— loathsome, repugnant, in opposition to, objectionable to
fm. Latin and Greek, used ecclesiastically for an excommunicated person or [for a] thing devoted to evildoing
first published. 1526
Who read’st this this book that I have writ
And can’st not mend, but carpe at it:
By all the muses! Thou shall be anathema to it,
—Robert Herrick, Hesperides, 1648
inspiration. political science professor Jack Pitney, speaking last week on NPR about President Trump’s affect on once-reliably Republican Orange County California:
Unfortunately for the Republicans, Donald Trump has greased the chute. He’s anathema to Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans, educated professionals. And that’s one of the reasons why the Republican Party is in such trouble in Orange County.