Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Verb: stigmatize  'stig-mu,tIz
  1. Accuse or condemn openly or formally; classify or describe as disgraceful
    "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock";
    - stigmatise [Brit], brand, denounce, mark
     
  2. Mark with a stigma or stigmata
    "They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress";
    - stigmatise [Brit]

Derived forms: stigmatizing, stigmatizes, stigmatized

Type of: label, mark

Encyclopedia: Stigmatize