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Verb (transitive)


Verb stigmatize has 2 senses


stigmatizev. t. [F. stigmatiser, Gr. .].
  •  To mark with a stigma, or brand; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers.  [1913 Webster]
    "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."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To set a mark of disgrace on; to brand with some mark of reproach or infamy.  [1913 Webster]
    "To find virtue extolled and vice stigmatized."  [1913 Webster]


stigmatize, v.tr. (also -ise)
1 (often foll. by as) describe as unworthy or disgraceful.
2 Eccl. produce stigmata on.

stigmatization n.
F stigmatiser or med.L stigmatizo f. Gk stigmatizo (as STIGMA)



advert to, allude to, attaint, band, bar, be taken as, bedaub, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, bespangle, bespatter, bespeckle, bespot, bestain, blacken, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blot, blotch, blow upon, blur, brand, call names, calumniate, censure, chalk, chalk up, check, check off, checker, cicatrize, condemn, dapple, darken, dash, daub, defame, defile, define, delimit, demarcate, denigrate, denominate, denote, denounce, depreciate, designate, dirty, disapprove, discolor, disparage, dot, emblematize, engage in personalities, engrave, expose, expose to infamy, figure, finger, flake, fleck, freckle, gash, gibbet, hang in effigy, harlequin, hatch, heap dirt upon, impress, imprint, iris, line, maculate, make a mark, marble, marbleize, mark, mark off, mark out, motley, mottle, muckrake, name, nick, notch, pencil, pepper, pick out, pillory, point, point at, point out, point to, polychrome, polychromize, prick, print, punch, punctuate, puncture, rainbow, refer to, reprimand, revile, riddle, scar, scarify, scorch, score, scotch, scratch, seal, seam, sear, select, singe, slander, slubber, slur, smear, smirch, smoke, soil, spangle, specify, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, sprinkle, stain, stamp, stand for, stipple, streak, striate, stripe, stud, sully, symbol, symbolize, taint, tarnish, tattoo, tessellate, throw mud at, tick, tick off, trace, typify, underline, underscore, variegate, vein, vilify




VB be inglorious, incur disgrace, have a bad name, earn a bad name, put a halter round one's neck, wear a halter round one's neck, disgrace oneself, expose oneself, play second fiddle, lose caste, pale one's ineffectual fire, recede into the shade, fall from one's high estate, keep in the background, be conscious of disgrace, look blue, look foolish, look like a fool, cut a poor figure, cut a sorry figure, laugh on the wrong side of the mouth, make a sorry face, go away with a flea in, one's ear, slink away, cause shame, shame, disgrace, put to shame, dishonor, throw dishonor upon, cast dishonor upon, fling dishonor upon, reflect dishonor upon, be a reproach, to, derogate from, tarnish, stain, blot sully, taint, discredit, degrade, debase, defile, beggar, expel, impute shame to, brand, post, stigmatize, vilify, defame, slur, cast a slur upon, hold up to shame, send to Coventry, tread under foot, trample under foot, show up, drag through the mire, heap dirt upon, reprehend, bring low, put down, snub, take down a peg, take down a peg lower, take down a peg or two, obscure, eclipse, outshine, take the shine out of, throw into the shade, cast into the shade, overshadow, leave in the background, put in the background, push into a corner, put one's nose out of joint, put out, put out of countenance, upset, throw off one's center, discompose, disconcert, put to the blush.


VB disapprove, dislike, lament, object to, take exception to, be scandalized at, think ill of, view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes, nil admirari, disvalue, improbate, frown upon, look grave, bend the brows, knit the brows, shake the head at, shrug the shoulders, turn up the nose, look askance, look black upon, look with an evil eye, make a wry face, make a wry mouth at, set one's face against, dispraise, discommend, disparage, deprecate, speak ill of, not speak well of, condemn, blame, lay blame upon, cast blame upon, censure, fronder, reproach, pass censure on, reprobate, impugn, remonstrate, expostulate, recriminate, reprehend, chide, admonish, berate, betongue, bring to account, call to account, call over the coals, rake over the coals, call to order, take to task, reprove, lecture, bring to book, read a lesson, read a lecture to, rebuke, correct, reprimand, chastise, castigate, lash, blow up, trounce, trim, laver la tete, overhaul, give it one, give it one finely, gibbet, accuse, impeach, denounce, hold up to reprobation, hold up to execration, expose, brand, gibbet, stigmatize, show up, pull up, take up, cry 'shame' upon, be outspoken, raise a hue and cry against, execrate, exprobate, speak daggers, vituperate, abuse, abuse like a pickpocket, scold, rate, objurgate, upbraid, fall foul of, jaw, rail, rail at, rail in good set terms, bark at, anathematize, call names, call by hard names, call by ugly names, avile, revile, vilify, vilipend, bespatter, backbite, clapperclaw, rave against, thunder against, fulminate against, load with reproaches, exclaim against, protest against, inveigh against, declaim against, cry out against, raise one's voice against, decry, cry down, run down, frown down, clamor, hiss, hoot, mob, ostracize, blacklist, draw up a round robin, sign a round robin, animadvert upon, reflect upon, glance at, cast reflection, cast reproach, cast a slur upon, insinuate, damn with faint praise, hint a fault and hesitate dislike, not to be able to say much for, scoff at, point at, twit, taunt, sneer at, satirize, lampoon, defame, depreciate, find fault with, criticize, cut up, pull to pieces, pick to pieces, take exception, cavil, peck at, nibble at, carp at, be censorious, pick holes, pick a hole, pick a hole in one's coat, make a fuss about, take down, take down a peg, set down, snub, snap one up, give a rap on the knuckles, throw a stone at, throw a stone in one's garden, have a fling, have a snap at, have words with, pluck a crow with, give one a wipe, give one a lick with the rough side of the tongue, incur blame, excite disapprobation, scandalize, shock, revolt, get a bad name, forfeit one's good opinion, be under a cloud, come under the ferule, bring a hornet's nest about one's ears, take blame, stand corrected, have to answer for.


VB accuse, charge, tax, impute, twit, taunt with, reproach, brand with reproach, stigmatize, slur, cast a stone at, cast a slur on, incriminate, criminate, inculpate, implicate, call to account, take to blame, take to task, put in the black book, inform against, indict, denounce, arraign, impeach, appeach, have up, show up, pull up, challenge, cite, lodge a complaint, prosecute, bring an action against, blow upon, charge with, saddle with, lay to one's door, lay charge, lay the blame on, bring home to, cast in one's teeth, throw in one's teeth, cast the first stone at, have a rod in pickle for, keep a rod in pickle for, have a crow to pluck with, trump up a charge.

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