Stigma - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈstɪɡmə|  American pronunciation of the word stigma
Brit.  |ˈstɪɡmə|  British pronunciation of the word stigma

noun

- the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil
- a symbol of disgrace or infamy (syn: brand, mark, stain)
- an external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial arthropod
- a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease

Examples

There's a social stigma attached to receiving welfare.

...the stigma of slavery remained long after it had been abolished...

No stigma attaches / there is no stigma to being poor.

There is a strong stigma attached to suicide.

There is no stigma to being poor.

Word forms

noun
singular: stigma
plural: stigmas
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