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stigma

noun uk   /ˈstɪɡ.mə/ us  

stigma noun (FEELING)

[C usually singular, U] a strong feeling of disapproval that most people in a society have about something, especially when this is unfair: There is no longer any stigma to being divorced. Being an unmarried mother no longer carries the social stigma that it used to.

stigma noun (FLOWER PART)

[C] the top of the central female part of a flower, where pollen is received
Translations of “stigma”
in Spanish Estigma…
in Chinese (Traditional) 感覺, 恥辱, (尤指不公正的)惡名…
in Russian клеймо позора…
in Turkish leke, damga, rezalet…
in Chinese (Simplified) 感觉, 耻辱, (尤指不公正的)恶名…
in Polish piętno…
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