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Having found a female tree exactly sixty yards from a male tree, I put the stigmasof twenty flowers, taken from different branches, under the microscope, and on all, without exception, there were pollen-grains, and on some a profusion of pollen.

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Some of these fables, to my shame be it spoken, might possibly be traced back to my own veracious self; and if any passages of the present tale should startle the reader's faith, I must be content to bear the stigmaof a fiction monger.

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The name may, perhaps, have been given to denote the peculiar ferocity of this clan, and to convey a special stigmaalong with it.

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HBKU Press's academic platform has published a research article, 'Stigmatowards mental disorders in Qatar: a qualitative study', exploring the negative effects of mental health stigmain Qatar revealing how stigmashinder mental health patients from seeking help and treatment.

Social stigma hinders treatment for mental illness

Sociologist Erving Goffman defined stigmaas "an attribute, behaviour, or reputation which is socially discrediting in a particular way: it causes an individual to be mentally classified by others in an undesirable, rejected stereotype rather than in an accepted, normal one." (2) Goffman (2) defined 3 broad categories of stigma: public, self, and courtesy (Table 1, (2) page 18).

Stigma in dementia: It's time to talk about it: There's much you can do to address stigmatizing attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors

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Meaning of stigma in English

But the enduring social stigma surrounding bedbugs presents something of a barrier.

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One of the most damaging aspects of obesity is the weight bias and stigma that is so pervasive in our thin-obsessed society.

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In turn, social stigma threatens obese people with depression and low self-esteem.


I will not perpetuate or tolerate stigma of any kind and will commit myself to changing the way society views people living with mental illness.

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He asked to not share his last name because of the stigma tied with being homeless.

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Finally, there is a stigma that surrounds breaches.

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Affected individuals must face a lifetime of stigma that can prevent employment, home ownership, education, voting and the ability to be a parent.

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That working group is also looking at other ways to reduce the stigma around mental health counseling.

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But when campaign messages communicate shame or blame or stigma, people report much less motivation, and lower intentions to improve their health behaviors.

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Many fandoms have been thought of as geeky, which always had a stigma attached to it.


How is sociopathy's stigma different from, or similar to, the stigma attached to other mental health disorders?

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Tax hikes, smoking bans, health concerns and social stigma are all making the cigarette business tougher.


This would remove the stigma and risks of mislabeling somatic concerns as mental disorders, while still providing clinicians with a code to describe the presentation.

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Those myths lingered long after they were disproved, adding another layer of stigma for the syndrome's victims.


To acknowledge the disease was to invite social stigma and financial ruin.


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[ stˈɪɡmə], [ stˈɪɡmə], [ s_t_ˈɪ_ɡ_m_ə]
  • n.

    attribute (noun)black eye (noun)black mark (noun)blemish (noun)
    • distortion,
    • damage,
    • sore,
    • chip,
    • mar,
    • deformity,
    • pockmark,
    • flaw,
    • defacement,
    • discoloration,
    • eyesore,
    • lesion,
    • gash,
    • fracture,
    • scratch,
    • slit,
    • notch,
    • speck,
    • nick,
    • blister,
    • scab,
    • hack,
    • drawback,
    • scuff,
    • weal,
    • splotch,
    • tarnish,
    • spot,
    • freckle,
    • scar,
    • dot,
    • abrasion,
    • scrape,
    • impurity,
    • defect,
    • imperfection,
    • disfigurement,
    • wart,
    • score,
    • check,
    • rift,
    • kink,
    • spoilage,
    • mark,
    • fault,
    • hurt,
    • fleck.
    brand (noun)demerit (noun)disgrace (noun)
    • de-gradations,
    • de basing,
    • debasings,
    • de-basing,
    • disbarments,
    • de-gradation,
    • humblings,
    • de basement,
    • dis grace,
    • dis respect,
    • de gradations,
    • dis graces,
    • dis-respects,
    • in gloriousnesses,
    • in gloriousness,
    • in-gloriousnesses,
    • de gradation,
    • in-gloriousness,
    • de-basements,
    • dis-respect,
    • dis-grace,
    • de-basement,
    • dis respects,
    • ingloriousnesses,
    • dis-graces,
    • de basements.
    disrepute (noun)guilt (noun)
    • sinfulness,
    • blameworthiness,
    • answerability,
    • criminalities,
    • criminality,
    • malefactions,
    • Malefaction,
    • self-condemnation,
    • Peccability,
    • self-reproach.
    ill repute (noun)infamy (noun)odium (noun)onus (noun)opprobrium (noun)Other relevant words: (noun)
    • disbarment,
    • black eye,
    • pollution,
    • disgrace,
    • ill repute,
    • ill-repute,
    • splash,
    • odium,
    • guilt,
    • stain,
    • ink spots,
    • blot,
    • ink spot,
    • blemish,
    • taint,
    • Ingloriousness,
    • reproach,
    • blotch,
    • contempt,
    • brand,
    • mottlings,
    • slur,
    • scandal,
    • chidings,
    • attaint,
    • onus,
    • put-down,
    • opprobrium,
    • shamefulness,
    • putdown,
    • disrepute,
    • shame,
    • bad odor.
    shame (noun)slur (noun)stain (noun)
  • Other synonyms:

    Other relevant words (noun):
    • defilement,
    • daub,
    • blur,
    • lentigo,
    • canker,
    • mug,
    • macule,
    • corolla,
    • esoteric,
    • lie,
    • humiliation,
    • suppuration,
    • obloquy,
    • print,
    • speckle,
    • patch,
    • badge of infamy,
    • subordinately,
    • embarrassingly,
    • cut,
    • abjectly,
    • disfavour,
    • vilification,
    • tittle,
    • distinctive,
    • smudge,
    • grease,
    • prevarication,
    • baton,
    • betray,
    • accuse,
    • menially,
    • Scarification,
    • piles,
    • denigrate,
    • insinuation,
    • stigmatism,
    • basely,
    • meanly,
    • Pillorying,
    • insult,
    • ignominiously,
    • steel,
    • ignominy,
    • grunge,
    • bleb,
    • swelling,
    • shameful,
    • felon,
    • spiracle,
    • bulla,
    • bull's eye,
    • fever blister,
    • dab,
    • bend sinister,
    • tubercle,
    • calumny,
    • Graving,
    • mottle,
    • specific,
    • splatter,
    • sword,
    • tinge,
    • kibe,
    • patsy,
    • mortify,
    • prick,
    • bubo,
    • macula,
    • checkmark,
    • eschar,
    • festering,
    • besmirchment,
    • discredit,
    • grade,
    • tincture,
    • place,
    • improperly,
    • harm,
    • point,
    • censure,
    • kind,
    • reflection,
    • receptacle,
    • fulminate,
    • commemorate,
    • investigative,
    • tattoo,
    • distinction,
    • Androecium,
    • lost face,
    • innuendo,
    • torus,
    • disgracefulness,
    • indicative,
    • furunculus,
    • disgracefully,
    • pistil,
    • fall guy,
    • humiliates,
    • heed,
    • disgraces,
    • puncture,
    • ignominious,
    • cheat,
    • flower,
    • Hemorrhoids,
    • wheal,
    • Mortifyingly,
    • bloodstain,
    • blade,
    • bar sinister,
    • particle,
    • epicalyx,
    • fester,
    • blaze,
    • ulceration,
    • notoriety,
    • defamation,
    • a blot on one's escutcheon,
    • reprimand,
    • Flyspeck,
    • nevus,
    • microsporophyll,
    • disgraceful,
    • degradation,
    • determinate,
    • maculation,
    • squalidly,
    • watermark,
    • smear,
    • proper,
    • pustule,
    • humiliatingly,
    • mole,
    • abandon,
    • engraving,
    • sordidly,
    • hot iron,
    • schlemiel,
    • wale,
    • unbecomingly,
    • welt,
    • filth,
    • imputation,
    • megasporophyll,
    • infamous,
    • black spot,
    • untruth,
    • birthmark,
    • grime,
    • diagnostic,
    • jot,
    • Derogatorily,
    • criticize,
    • caste mark,
    • aspersion,
    • smirch,
    • sty,
    • dishonour,
    • fistula,
    • pimple,
    • soft chancre,
    • slight,
    • condemn,
    • chump,
    • dapple,
    • slavishly,
    • blame,
    • chilblain,
    • cold sore,
    • soft touch,
    • abscess,
    • baseness,
    • canker sore,
    • wound,
    • shamefully,
    • disparagement,
    • denounce,
    • dirtily,
    • marker,
    • affront,
    • chancre,
    • mote,
    • make,
    • peculiar,
    • crisscross,
    • gynoecium,
    • scratching,
    • dishonorable,
    • cross,
    • Bed Sore,
    • marque,
    • endemic,
    • rising,
    • vilely,
    • petal,
    • saint mark,
    • champain,
    • unsuccessfully,
    • cicatrix,
    • logical,
    • fool,
    • sucker,
    • imprint,
    • symbol,
    • broad arrow,
    • boil,
    • sign,
    • embarrass,
    • disreputable,
    • dirt,
    • check mark,
    • gumboil,
    • bewray,
    • scold,
    • style,
    • discolouration,
    • bunion,
    • furuncle,
    • analytical,
    • smut,
    • marking,
    • personal,
    • Degradingly,
    • strawberry mark,
    • dishonor,
    • scandalously,
    • dent,
    • carbuncle,
    • chancroid,
    • Papula,
    • demerit,
    • blain,
    • disgraced,
    • annotate,
    • abuse,
    • whitlow,
    • memorandum,
    • smutch,
    • especial,
    • Smouch,
    • corolla tube,
    • individual,
    • Infamously,
    • intelligence,
    • slander,
    • impeach,
    • note,
    • gull,
    • ingloriously,
    • calyx,
    • whelk,
    • earmark,
    • flick,
    • firebrand,
    • falsehood,
    • excoriate,
    • gathering,
    • Aposteme,
    • soil,
    • tick,
    • decry,
    • parulis,
    • demean,
    • papule,
    • browse,
    • stamen,
    • target,
    • libel,
    • trade name,
    • misrepresentation,
    • perianth,
    • spatter,
    • opprobriously,
    • polyp,
    • stigmatization,
    • special,
    • scotch,
    • pile,
    • disapprobation,
    • ulcer,
    • corona,
    • paronychia,
    • carpel,
    • bell ringer,
    • pock,
    • brand name.
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  • n.

    • Other antonyms:
      goodness, honesty, modesty, renown, good, chastity, integrity, legitimacy, chasteness, righteousness, rectitude, purity, probity, uprightness, virtuousness, scrupulousness, repute, award, right.
  • scotchman, schistosoma, stoicism, sidesman, stick in, steichen, seedsman, shotgun, stygian, seat cushion, stick cinnamon, stage name, St. John, satsuma, stateswoman, stetson, saskatchewan, schistosome, scutcheon, scotswoman, statesman, Sadducean, switch cane, stick on, satchmo, stockman, St. Simon, saktism, sweet gum, sadism, set gun, shaktism, saxitoxin, sitcom, setswana, scotchwoman, soda can, scotsman, switch on, switchman, stick-on.



Stigma thesaurus


Responsibility for a fault or wrong


That which brings dishonor; cause of shame or reproach; great discredit; as, vice is a disgrace to a rational being.


a blot on one's escutcheon


The highest example or best representative:


(Obs.) An object of blame, censure, scorn, etc.


A mark left on the skin or other tissue after a wound, burn, ulcer, pustule, lesion, etc. has healed; cicatrix


A dye used to stain material for microscopic study


A written or printed symbol used for punctuation; a punctuation mark.


The state or quality of being odious.


A difficult or disagreeable responsibility or necessity; a burden or obligation.


An undesirable or corrupting influence or association:


(Uncountable, US) A person's credit rating or creditworthiness, as represented by their history of borrowing and repayment (non payment).


Special distinction or credit given to students, esp. at commencement, for high academic achievement


A person or thing in which pride is taken


The condition of being tarnished:


(Archaic) A taint; disgrace


A small hemorrhagic spot in the skin, mucous membrane, etc.


A particular point or detail


An association of positive qualities with a widely recognized name, as of a product line or celebrity:


Find another word for stigma. In this page you can discover 32 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for stigma, like: blame, disgrace, shame, blemish, a blot on one's escutcheon, flower, reproach, spot, scar, stain and mark.

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noun,pluralstig·ma·ta[stig-muh-tuh, stig-mah-tuh, -mat-uh], /ˈstɪg mə tə, stɪgˈmɑ tə, -ˈmæt ə/, stig·mas.

a mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one's reputation.

  1. a mental or physical mark that is characteristic of a defect or disease: the stigmata of leprosy.
  2. a place or point on the skin that bleeds during certain mental states, as in hysteria.
  1. a small mark, spot, or pore on an animal or organ.
  2. the eyespot of a protozoan.
  3. an entrance into the respiratory system of insects.

Botany. the part of a pistil that receives the pollen.

stigmata,marks resembling the wounds of the crucified body of Christ, said to be supernaturally impressed on the bodies of certain persons, especially nuns, tertiaries, and monastics.

Archaic. a mark made by a branding iron on the skin of a criminal or slave.



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Origin of stigma

1580–90; <Latin <Greek stígma tattoo mark, equivalent to stig- (stem of stízein to tattoo) + -ma noun suffix denoting result of action; see stick2

Words nearby stigma

stiff upper lip, stiffy, stifle, stifled, stifling, stigma, stigmasterol, stigmatic, stigmatism, stigmatist, stigmatization Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Words related to stigma

stain, scar, odium, blot, disgrace, disfigurement, slur, dishonor, brand, spot, taint, imputation, mark, blame, blemish, onus, reproach, bar sinister, black mark

How to use stigma in a sentence

  • There’s still some education and some stigma that needs to be addressed before more people are going to be willing to prescribe.

    The Opioid Tragedy, Part 2: “It’s Not a Death Sentence” (Ep. 403)|Stephen J. Dubner|January 23, 2020|Freakonomics

  • Myerson herself appears to have bought into that stigma, offering mixed to negative views on the Miss America pageant.

    Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST

  • The stigma of sexual assault runs deep in Syrian culture as it does across the Middle East; rape is shaming and casts dishonor.

    Escaping Assad’s Rape Prisons: A Survivor Tells Her Story|Jamie Dettmer|October 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • To be a woman suffering from a drinking problem in America is a lonely enterprise, defined by stigma and judgment.

    Elizabeth Peña and the Truth About Alcoholic Women|Gabrielle Glaser|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • Now, we talk about reducing the stigma of this disease—yet we've treated a visitor living with it as a threat.

    They May Sound Like a Good Idea, But Travel Bans for Ebola Won’t Work|Abby Haglage|October 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • And while some sex workers turn to advocacy groups, even rape support organizations sometimes perpetuate stigma.

    Sex Workers Don't Deserve to be Raped|Jillian Keenan|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST

  • When the report was presented to the House, another attempt was made to put a stigma upon him.

    The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay

  • Till I met you the word 'Yankee' seemed to me to be a stigma—a name to be applied in derision to the people of the North.

    Frank Merriwell's Races|Burt L. Standish

  • The only change was that after 1860 Europeans were clear of the stigma that attached to any direct participation in it.

    The Life of Gordon, Volume I|Demetrius Charles Boulger

  • Within the circle above mentioned there was a second pistil, tipped like the original with petal-like lobes instead of a stigma.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, July 1899|Various

  • "And we, on our part, will assist you to clear the stigma resting upon the lady who is your promised wife," he said.

    The Sign of Silence|William Le Queux

British Dictionary definitions for stigma

nounpluralstigmasorfor sense 7stigmata (ˈstɪɡmətə, stɪɡˈmɑːtə)

a distinguishing mark of social disgracethe stigma of having been in prison

a small scar or mark such as a birthmark

  1. any mark on the skin, such as one characteristic of a specific disease
  2. any sign of a mental deficiency or emotional upset

botanythe receptive surface of a carpel, where deposited pollen germinates

  1. a pigmented eyespot in some protozoans and other invertebrates
  2. the spiracle of an insect

archaica mark branded on the skin

(plural)Christianitymarks resembling the wounds of the crucified Christ, believed to appear on the bodies of certain individuals

Word Origin for stigma

C16: via Latin from Greek: brand, from stizein to tattoo

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for stigma•mas

Visible evidence of a disease.

A spot or blemish on the skin.

A bleeding spot on the skin considered as a manifestation of conversion disorder.

The orange pigmented eyespot of certain chlorophyll-bearing protozoa, such as Euglena viridis. It serves as a light filter by absorbing certain wavelengths.

A mark of shame or discredit.

Follicular stigma.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for stigma

The sticky tip of a flower pistil, on which pollen is deposited at the beginning of pollination. See more at flower.

The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


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