However, there is still a stigma which blights sufferers of the disease, even today.
Now, we talk about reducing the stigma of this disease—yet we've treated a visitor living with it as a threat.
But while the veil of privacy—for better or worse—has been lifted, the stigma still remains.
As part of our mission, we have worked hard to remove the stigma of guns in society.
I quickly learned that when everyone participates—from the top of the chain to the bottom—there is no stigma.
The world-weary wife knew not but that she had another husband still living, and a stigma, indelible, rested upon Franklin.
Was there anything to show that the stigma was ready for pollen in these two cases?
Yet she rebelled against the feeling that she had brought a taint or stigma upon herself.
He had thick, light-brown hair, just escaping the stigma of red.
It would be culpable to allow such a girl to enter on the world with such a stigma as being expelled from school would mean.
1590s, "mark made on skin by burning with a hot iron," from Latin stigma (plural stigmata), from Greek stigma (genitive stigmatos) "mark, puncture," especially one made by a pointed instrument, from root of stizein "to mark, tattoo," from PIE *st(e)ig- (see stick (v.)). Figurative meaning "a mark of disgrace" is from 1610s. Stigmas "marks resembling the wounds on the body of Christ, appearing supernaturally on the bodies of the devout" is from 1630s; earlier stigmate (late 14c.), from Latin stigmata.
stigma stig·ma (stĭg'mə)
n. pl. stig·mas or stig·ma·ta (stĭg-mä'tə, -māt'ə, stĭg'mə-)
Visible evidence of a disease.
A spot or blemish on the skin.
A bleeding spot on the skin considered as a manifestation of conversion disorder.
The orange pigmented eyespot of certain chlorophyll-bearing protozoa, such as Euglena viridis. It serves as a light filter by absorbing certain wavelengths.
A mark of shame or discredit.
The sticky tip of a flower pistil, on which pollen is deposited at the beginning of pollination. See more at flower.