stigmatize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v stigmatize mark with a stigma or stigmata "They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress"
    • v stigmatize 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stigmatize To mark with a stigma, or brand; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers. "That . . . hold out both their ears with such delight and ravishment, to be stigmatized and bored through in witness of their own voluntary and beloved baseness."
    • Stigmatize To set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of reproach or infamy. "To find virtue extolled and vice stigmatized ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stigmatize To mark with a stigma or brand.
    • stigmatize To set a mark of disgrace on; disgrace with some mark or term of reproach or infamy.
    • stigmatize To produce red points, sometimes bleeding, in or on: as, a person or the skin stigmatized by hypnotic suggestion.
    • stigmatize Also spelled stigmatise.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. stigmatiser, Gr.

Usage

In literature:

Our laws are here stigmatized as partial and corrupt.
"A Sketch of the Life of the late Henry Cooper Barrister-at-Law, of the Norfolk Circuit; as also, of his Father" by William Cooper
By the way, what business have the juvenile story-books to stigmatize tulips as vain and proud?
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. 2 No 4, October, 1862" by Various
It surely was enough for Buonaparte to have stigmatized England as a nation of shopkeepers.
"The Rise of Canada, from Barbarism to Wealth and Civilisation" by Charles Roger
He had been publicly stigmatized, even by his own parents, as no true son of the royal race of France.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
On this second sac are found the stigmatic warts, the thoracic studs and so forth, which we noted on the pseudochrysalis.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
Ovule solitary, erect, styles two, stigmatic along the inner surface.
"The Pecan and its Culture" by H. Harold Hume
The rector himself disgraced, and his children stigmatized forever.
"The Scarlet Feather" by Houghton Townley
If I were to stigmatize such behavior, I should call it disgraceful.
"A Romantic Young Lady" by Robert Grant
What is it in domestic employ that degrades, that makes us stigmatize it as 'service'?
"Imaginary Interviews" by W. D. Howells
GASPARINI, a genus of pumpkins, founded on stigmatic characters, i.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
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In poetry:

"Nine envious moons matured her growing shame,
Erewhile to flaunt it in the face of day,
When scorn'd of Virtue, stigmatized by Fame,
Low at my feet desponding Jessy lay.
"Elegy XXVI. Describing the Sorrow of An Ingeneous Mind" by William Shenstone

In news:

The viewing public are smarter than to stigmatize today's hard-working television unions with corruption, thugs, and thievery… I think to myself.
RbST Has Been Unfairly Stigmatized by Activists.
Republicans have created popular anxiety about public services by linking them with highly stigmatized members of our society.
Field Guide to Dealing With Stigmatized Properties.
Only When Meat Is Stigmatized Will Factory Farms Stop Thriving.
Once Stigmatized , Food Stamps Find Acceptance.
The death of Japan's first heart transplant patient over 30 years ago stigmatized the procedure.
But Oleg Orlov, head of the prominent Memorial rights group, said his organization and dozens of other NGOs are boycotting the law because it seeks to stigmatize all recipients of foreign funds as spies.
Many people with a disability know what it's like to be stigmatized.
Proponents of laws limiting voting rights say they protect from fraud, but human rights advocates believe they're outdated and stigmatizing.
But where Thomas has become a strong opponent of affirmative action and says he felt stigmatized by the racial preference that also helped him get into Yale, Sotomayor says she took the opportunity to join the elite and ran with it.
Race officials hope to help de-stigmatize addiction and mental illness .
Golfers using oversized putters no longer stigmatized.
When it comes to exploiting an isolated occurrence in order to stigmatize and downgrade the past, present and future of an entire racial group, no one does it better than the Daily's op-ed columnist of choice, Leonard Pitts Jr.
We are unfairly and with great harm alienating Hispanics and Muslims, stigmatizing them as criminals and terrorists.
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In science:

There is seldom a big incentive to answer a survey, and when its questions are potentially stigmatizing, special care should be taken to protect respondent privacy and promote participation.
Negative Surveys
The original model sets out to estimate the proportion of a population that belongs to a particular, stigmatizing group A.
Negative Surveys
Also, with RRTs some sub jects will be selected, by the randomizing device, to answer the potentially stigmatizing question.
Negative Surveys
Therefore, many Oregonians have perhaps become more reluctant to stigmatize themselves as PL borrowers, or unwilling to risk falling into what the majority of Oregon’s policymakers saw as a debt trap.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
Unfortunately, despite its accomplishments, renormalization theory was stigmatized, especially for its lack of a firm mathematical underpinning.
Hopf algebra approach to Feynman diagram calculations
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