The definition of a stigma is something that takes away from one’s character or reputation.(noun)
An example of a stigma is an actor not getting work because of past drinking problems.
Stigma is defined as a mark on a plant or animal.(noun)
An example of a stigma is the spot on an otherwise blemish-free potato.
See stigma in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L < Gr, lit., a prick with a pointed instrument < stizein, to prick: for IE base see stick
See stigma in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. stig·ma·ta (stĭg-mäˈtə, -mătˈə, stĭgˈmə-) or stig·mas
Origin: Middle English stigme, brand
Origin: , from Latin stigma, stigmat-, tattoo indicating slave or criminal status
Origin: , from Greek, tattoo mark
Origin: , from stizein, stig-, to prick; see steig- in Indo-European roots.
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