• WordNet 3.6
    • n stigmatism normal eyesight
    • n stigmatism (optics) condition of an optical system (as a lens) in which light rays from a single point converge in a single focal point
    • n stigmatism the condition of having or being marked by stigmata
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n stigmatism The condition in which stigmata are present.
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In literature:

If the prosecutor resorts to eloquence he is stigmatized as "over-zealous" and as a "persecutor.
"Courts and Criminals" by Arthur Train
The youth, who had till now been her soul's idol, was stigmatized and branded in her eyes.
"The Bride of the Nile, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Without stigmatizing him as a thief, he concluded that Jim meant to get Hector into trouble.
"Hector's Inheritance" by Horatio Alger
As for the second offense, the offender shall be stigmatized by burning in the forehead the letter B, and fined L40.
"Lectures of Col. R. G. Ingersoll - Latest" by Robert Green Ingersoll
The nearest approach to the ideal statesman I have known was most grossly stigmatized while he lived.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Hull was stigmatized by his country-men as the basest of cowards.
"Jack in the Forecastle" by John Sherburne Sleeper
There seem to be no words strong enough to stigmatize it in all other affairs except spiritual.
"Bits About Home Matters" by Helen Hunt Jackson
A man might fight a duel, if by refusing to fight he would be stigmatized as a coward.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI" by John Lord
He was stigmatized as unsound and superficial.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII" by John Lord
I admit I made grand mistakes; I even committed acts which the world stigmatizes as crimes.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX" by John Lord

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.
Ecuadorian Security Minister Gustavo Larrea's mission here last week was, as he described it, to end this city's "stigmatization" of Ecuador.
He cautions, however, that the stigmatized property law doesn't apply to a homeowners' HIV or AIDS status.
Stigmatization Makes It Harder to Overcome Obesity.
The Aurora deaths not only caused tremendous pain and loss, they further stigmatized persons with mental disorders.
They should not be stigmatized and their illnesses should not be trivialized because of the violence of a few.
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.
A Nov 27 letter says "food stamps have been stigmatized" and are thus underused by people who need them.

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