stig·​mat·​ic | \ stig-ˈma-tik How to pronounce stigmatic (audio) \

Definition of stigmatic

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: one marked with stigmata



Definition of stigmatic (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : having or conveying a social stigma
2 : of or relating to a stigma
3 : of or relating to supernatural stigmata
4 : anastigmatic used especially of a bundle of light rays intersecting at a single point

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Other Words from stigmatic


stigmatically \ stig-​ˈma-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce stigmatically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of stigmatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective And as for that stereotype? Kiah's teammates have never seen a glimmer of her breed's stigmatic aggression. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Meet Kiah, New York's First Pit Bull Police Dog," 18 Nov. 2016 The next stop will be the home of stigmatic Rhoda Wise, where young Rita said she was healed of a debilitating stomach ailment. Greg Garrison,, "Ohio celebrates famous nun with Mother Angelica Tour," 18 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of stigmatic


1594, in the meaning defined above


1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Stigmatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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stig·​mat·​ic | \ stig-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce stigmatic (audio) \

Medical Definition of stigmatic

: anastigmatic used especially of a bundle of light rays intersecting at a single point

Other Words from stigmatic

stigmatically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce stigmatically (audio) \ adverb

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