1. Also stig·mat·i·cal. pertaining to a stigma, mark, spot, or the like.
  2. Botany. pertaining to or having the character of a stigma.
  3. Optics. converging to a point; anastigmatic.
  1. a person marked with supernatural stigmata.

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


  1. relating to or having a stigma or stigmata
  2. another word for anastigmatic
noun Also: stigmatist (ˈstɪɡmətɪst)
  1. 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).

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stigmatical in Medicine


  1. Relating to or marked by a stigma.
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