stigmatize

verb stig·ma·tize \ ˈstig-mə-ˌtīz \
Updated on: 22 Nov 2017

Definition of stigmatize

stigmatized; stigmatizing
transitive verb
1 a archaic : brand
b : to describe or identify in opprobrious terms
2 : to mark with stigmata

stigmatization

play \ˌstig-mə-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

Examples of stigmatize in a Sentence

  1. a legal system that stigmatizes juveniles as criminals

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First Known Use of stigmatize

1585


STIGMATIZE Defined for English Language Learners

stigmatize

verb

Definition of stigmatize for English Language Learners

  • : to describe or regard (something, such as a characteristic or group of people) in a way that shows strong disapproval



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