[ stig-mat-ik ]
/ stɪgˈmæt ɪk /


Also stig·mat·i·cal. pertaining to a stigma, mark, spot, or the like.
Botany. pertaining to or having the character of a stigma.
Optics. converging to a point; anastigmatic.


a person marked with supernatural stigmata.

Nearby words

  1. stifling,
  2. stiflingly,
  3. stigma,
  4. stigmasterol,
  5. stigmata,
  6. stigmatism,
  7. stigmatist,
  8. stigmatization,
  9. stigmatize,
  10. stijl

Origin of stigmatic

1585–95; < Medieval Latin stigmaticus, equivalent to stigmat- (stem of stigma stigma) + -icus -ic

Related formsstig·mat·i·cal·ly, adverbstig·mat·i·cal·ness, nounpseu·do·stig·mat·ic, adjectiveun·stig·mat·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for stigmatical


/ (stɪɡˈmætɪk) /


relating to or having a stigma or stigmata
another word for anastigmatic

noun Also: stigmatist (ˈstɪɡmətɪst)

mainly RC Church a person marked with the stigmata
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Word Origin and History for stigmatical



c.1600, from Medieval Latin stigmaticus, from Greek stigmat- (see stigma).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for stigmatical


[ stĭg-mătĭk ]


Relating to or marked by a stigma.

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