anathema (A-na-thə-mə)


Definition (Noun)1a. one that is cursed by ecclesiastical authority   b. someone or something intensely disliked or loathed —usually used as a predicate nominative 2. a. a ban or curse solemnly pronounced by ecclesiastical authority and accompanied by excommunication b. the denunciation of something as accursed c. a vigorous denunciation : curse In Context "While everything pointed to an immense flood, Bretz knew such a notion would be anathema to his fellow geologists. In part that was because the quantity of water needed for such a flood would exceed the flow of all the world's modern rivers combined" Richard Lovett,  New [...]