verb (used with object), stig·ma·tized, stig·ma·tiz·ing.
Origin of stigmatize
Related Words for stigmatizedisgrace, stamp, denounce, defame, mark, characterize, tag, class, classify, designate
Examples from the Web for stigmatize
Historical Examples of stigmatize
It may seem small-minded and narrow to stigmatize such conduct as this.The Fortunes Of Glencore
Charles James Lever
If I were to stigmatize such behavior, I should call it disgraceful.A Romantic Young Lady
What is it in domestic employ that degrades, that makes us stigmatize it as 'service'?Imaginary Interviews
W. D. Howells
And it will be your fault and your crime if it ever returns,—a crime for which history will stigmatize you forever.
He loved to stigmatize the English as a nation of shop-keepers.Caricature and Other Comic Art
1580s, "to brand or tattoo," from Medieval Latin stigmatizare, from Greek stigmatizein, from stigmat- (see stigma). Meaning "to blemish" is from 1610s (figurative), 1630s (literal). Related: Stigmatized; stigmatizing.