anathematization

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anathematize +‎ -ation

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anathematization (countable and uncountable, plural anathematizations)

  1. The act of anathematizing; vigorous denunciation.
    • 1864 May – 1865 November, Charles Dickens, “The Man from Somewhere”, in Our Mutual Friend. [], volume I, London: Chapman and Hall, [], published 1865, OCLC 1016551263, book the first (The Cup and the Lip), page 11:
      He must have been a boy of spirit and resource, to get here on a stopped allowance of five sous a week; but he did it somehow, and he burst in on his father, and pleaded his sister's cause. Venerable parent promptly resorts to anathematization, and turns him out.
    • 1916, Elbert Hubbard, Little Journeys Vol. 4: Eminent Painters, "Michelangelo":
      Michelangelo very naturally seconded the anathematization of the Bolognese by Julius, not so much for the insult to the Pope as for the wretched lack of taste they had shown in destroying a work of art.

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