When you condemn a certain type of behavior as bad or wrong, this is an example of a time when you stigmatize the behavior.
transitive verb-·tized·, -·tiz·ing
- to mark with a stigma, stigmas, or stigmata
- to characterize or mark as disgraceful
Origin of stigmatizeMedieval Latin stigmatizare: see stigma and -ize
transitive verbstig·ma·tized, stig·ma·tiz·ing, stig·ma·tiz·es
- To characterize or brand as disgraceful or ignominious.
- To mark with stigmata or a stigma.
- To cause stigmata to appear on.
Origin of stigmatizeMedieval Latin stigmatizāre to brand from Greek stigmatizein to mark from stigma stigmat- tattoo mark ; see stigma .
(third-person singular simple present stigmatizes, present participle stigmatizing, simple past and past participle stigmatized)
From Medieval Latin stigmatizo (“to brand"), from Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„Î¹Î³Î¼Î±Ï„Î¯Î¶Ï‰ (stigmatizÅ, “to mark"), from ÏƒÏ„Î¯Î³Î¼Î± (stigma).