Learning English

Word: Anathema

Anathema [Noun]

Sentence: “Treating friends like investments or commodities is anathema to the whole idea of friendship,” said Ronald Sharp, a professor of English at Vassar College, who teaches a course on the literature of friendship. “It’s not about what someone can do for you, it’s who and what the two of you become in each other’s presence. (Source: www.nytimes.com)

Meaning: Someone or something that is vehemently disliked

How To Remember?

Anathema” should remind you of anti-nationals who are vehemently disliked by their own countrymen. Remember thus!


Abhorrent; Hateful; Odious; Repugnant; Repellent; Offensive; Abomination; Abhorrence; Aversion; Monstrosity; Outrage; Disgrace; Bane.

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[Is nostalgia anathema to evolution? Well!]

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