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ˈstɪg mə; ˈstɪg mə tə, stɪgˈmɑ tə, -ˈmæt əstig·ma

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stigma(noun)

    the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil

  2. mark, stigma, brand, stain(noun)

    a symbol of disgrace or infamy

    "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis

  3. stigma(noun)

    an external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial arthropod

  4. stigma(noun)

    a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease

Wiktionary

  1. stigma(Noun)

    A mark of infamy or disgrace.

  2. stigma(Noun)

    A scar or birthmark.

  3. stigma(Noun)

    The sticky part of a flower that receives pollen during pollination.

  4. stigma(Noun)

    a ligature of the Greek letters sigma and tau, (u03DA/u03DB).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Stigma(verb)

    a mark made with a burning iron; a brand

    Etymology: [L., a mark, a brand, from Gr. , , the prick or mark of a pointed instrument, a spot, mark, from to prick, to brand. See Stick, v. t.]

  2. Stigma(verb)

    any mark of infamy or disgrace; sign of moral blemish; stain or reproach caused by dishonorable conduct; reproachful characterization

    Etymology: [L., a mark, a brand, from Gr. , , the prick or mark of a pointed instrument, a spot, mark, from to prick, to brand. See Stick, v. t.]

  3. Stigma(verb)

    that part of a pistil which has no epidermis, and is fitted to receive the pollen. It is usually the terminal portion, and is commonly somewhat glutinous or viscid. See Illust. of Stamen and of Flower

    Etymology: [L., a mark, a brand, from Gr. , , the prick or mark of a pointed instrument, a spot, mark, from to prick, to brand. See Stick, v. t.]

  4. Stigma(verb)

    a small spot, mark, scar, or a minute hole; -- applied especially to a spot on the outer surface of a Graafian follicle, and to spots of intercellular substance in scaly epithelium, or to minute holes in such spots

    Etymology: [L., a mark, a brand, from Gr. , , the prick or mark of a pointed instrument, a spot, mark, from to prick, to brand. See Stick, v. t.]

  5. Stigma(verb)

    a red speck upon the skin, produced either by the extravasation of blood, as in the bloody sweat characteristic of certain varieties of religious ecstasy, or by capillary congestion, as in the case of drunkards

    Etymology: [L., a mark, a brand, from Gr. , , the prick or mark of a pointed instrument, a spot, mark, from to prick, to brand. See Stick, v. t.]

  6. Stigma(verb)

    one of the external openings of the tracheae of insects, myriapods, and other arthropods; a spiracle

    Etymology: [L., a mark, a brand, from Gr. , , the prick or mark of a pointed instrument, a spot, mark, from to prick, to brand. See Stick, v. t.]

  7. Stigma(verb)

    one of the apertures of the pulmonary sacs of arachnids. See Illust. of Scorpion

    Etymology: [L., a mark, a brand, from Gr. , , the prick or mark of a pointed instrument, a spot, mark, from to prick, to brand. See Stick, v. t.]

  8. Stigma(verb)

    one of the apertures of the gill of an ascidian, and of Amphioxus

    Etymology: [L., a mark, a brand, from Gr. , , the prick or mark of a pointed instrument, a spot, mark, from to prick, to brand. See Stick, v. t.]

  9. Stigma(verb)

    a point so connected by any law whatever with another point, called an index, that as the index moves in any manner in a plane the first point or stigma moves in a determinate way in the same plane

    Etymology: [L., a mark, a brand, from Gr. , , the prick or mark of a pointed instrument, a spot, mark, from to prick, to brand. See Stick, v. t.]

  10. Stigma(verb)

    marks believed to have been supernaturally impressed upon the bodies of certain persons in imitation of the wounds on the crucified body of Christ. See def. 5, above

    Etymology: [L., a mark, a brand, from Gr. , , the prick or mark of a pointed instrument, a spot, mark, from to prick, to brand. See Stick, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Stigma

    Stigma is the second studio album by English rock band EMF, released in 1992. "It's You" was actually called "It's You That Leaves Me Dry" but was re-titled to "It's You" and re-mixed for the single release.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Stigma

    stig′ma, n. a brand: a mark of infamy: (bot.) the top of a pistil: any special mark: a place on the skin which bleeds periodically:—pl. Stig′mas or Stig′mata.—n. Stigmā′ria, the root of the fossil plant sigillaria, found in the coal-measures.—n.pl. Stig′mata, the marks of the wounds on Christ's body, or marks resembling them, claimed to have been miraculously impressed on the bodies of certain persons, as Francis of Assisi in 1224.—adjs. Stigmat′ic, -al, marked or branded with a stigma: giving infamy or reproach.—adv. Stigmat′ically.—adj. Stigmatif′erous (bot.), stigma-bearing.—n. Stigmatisā′tion, the operation or effect of producing bleeding spots upon the body, as by hypnotism.—v.t. Stig′matise, to brand with a stigma.—n. Stig′matist, one impressed with the stigmata.—adj. Stig′matose, stigmatic: stigmatised.—n. Stigmatō′sis, a form of inflammation of the skin, occurring in spots.—adj. Stigmatyp′ic, pertaining to the making of impressions by means of scorching-hot plates.—ns. Stig′matypy, a species of printing with points, that consists of their arrangement in pictures; Stig′mē (Gr. paleog.), a dot used as a punctuation mark, esp. at the top of the line, equivalent to a period. [L.,—Gr.,—stizein, to mark.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of stigma in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of stigma in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of stigma in a Sentence

  1. Mean Girls:

    Yeah. I’m on Lexapro, and I’ll never get off of it. I’ve been on it since I was 19, so 11 years. I’m on the lowest dose, i don’t see the point of getting off of it. Whether it’s placebo or not, I don’t want to risk it. And what are you fighting against? Just the stigma of using a tool?

  2. Heidi Tworek:

    It is fantastic because it's not just about countering disinformation, it is about countering stigma and prejudice, this is not rocket science. These are basic tenets of health and risk communications [ in order to ] establish trust.

  3. Vivian Azer:

    The stigma is rolling away.

  4. Mary Campbell:

    I wish my parents could've been here to hear that, and I wish everyone could hear how it truly feels to live with mental illness, the stigma of mental illness was just so demoralizing at the time when I was diagnosed that I couldn't come out. I couldn't really seek the treatment I needed. It just took a lot of self-advocacy.

  5. Marcia Pummel:

    I think more people need to talk about it, there's a stigma. Nobody will talk about it.

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