Definition of Stigmatize

1. Verb. To accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful. "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"

Exact synonyms: Brand, Denounce, Mark, Stigmatise
Generic synonyms: Label
Derivative terms: Brand, Denouncement, Denunciative, Mark, Stigmatisation, Stigma, Stigmatization



2. Verb. Mark with a stigma or stigmata. "They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress"
Exact synonyms: Stigmatise
Generic synonyms: Mark
Derivative terms: Stigmatisation, Stigmatization

Definition of Stigmatize

1. v. t. To mark with a stigma, or brand; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers.

Definition of Stigmatize

1. Verb. (transitive) To characterize as disgraceful or ignominious; to mark with a stigma or stigmata. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stigmatize

1. [v -TIZED, -TIZING, -TIZES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stigmatize

stigmatically
stigmatics
stigmatisation
stigmatisations
stigmatise
stigmatised
stigmatises
stigmatising
stigmatism
stigmatisms
stigmatist
stigmatists
stigmatizable
stigmatization
stigmatizations
stigmatize (current term)
stigmatized
stigmatizes
stigmatizing
stigmatose
stigme
stigmergic
stigmergy
stigmes
stilb
stilbene
stilbenes
stilbenoid
stilbenoids
stilbesterol

Literary usage of Stigmatize

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1. Famous American Statesmen & Orators, Past and Present: With Biographical by Alexander Kelly McClure, Byron Andrews (1902)
"Or is it your design merely to stigmatize us? You cannot stigmatize us. " Ne'er yet did base dishonor blur our name," Standing securely upon our conscious ..."

2. Curran and His Contemporaries by Charles Phillips (1862)
"... pangs of anticipated orphanage, tell them that you had the boldness and the justice to stigmatize the monster who had dared to publish the transaction ! ..."

3. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1851)
"... then, while we stigmatize all prudence as craft, we must be content to be told that there may be a boldness which comes under the precept, ..."

4. A Classical Tour Through Italy by John Chetwode Eustace (1818)
"... I have followed nothing but truth ; this honest report it is but just ce to make; and it is cruelty in the highest degree to stigmatize persons ..."

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