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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
(Definition of stigma from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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