Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: stigmatize
IPA transcription: [st'ɪɡmət,aɪz]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: stigmatize, stigmatise
    Meaning: mark with a stigma or stigmata; "They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress"
  • Synonyms: stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark
    Meaning: 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"
Usage examples
  • It may seem small-minded and narrow to stigmatize such conduct as this. Some may say that for the ordinary courtesies of society no pledges of friendship are required, no real gratitude incurred.