Definitions for stigmatizeˈstɪg məˌtaɪz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark(verb)

    to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

    "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"

  2. stigmatize, stigmatise(verb)

    mark with a stigma or stigmata

    "They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress"


  1. stigmatize(Verb)

    To characterize as disgraceful or ignominious; to mark with a stigma or stigmata.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stigmatize(verb)

    to mark with a stigma, or brand; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers

  2. Stigmatize(verb)

    to set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of reproach or infamy

  3. Origin: [F. stigmatiser, Gr. .]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stigmatize in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stigmatize in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho:

    We were on the same side as the French government, with the Italian and Irish governments. I think it's bad to stigmatize southern European countries.

  2. Huey Newton:

    Most of my young life I was a student. And I know sociologically that words stigmatize people, we felt that the police needed a label, a label other than that fear image that they carried in the community. So we used the pig as the rather low-life animal in order to identify the police. And it worked.

  3. Mandeep Tiwana:

    Because of the nature of their work in exposing governance failures and grave rights violations several governments have created a bogey to demonize and stigmatize, in public eyes, NGOs and activists uncovering abuse, questioning the messenger's credentials is a common tactic that helps deviate the argument from the real issues and muddies the public discourse.

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