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verb [transitive] stigmatize pronunciation in British English /ˈstɪɡmətaɪz/
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present tense
present participlestigmatizing
past tensestigmatized
past participlestigmatized
  1. to treat a particular type of behaviour as wrong or embarrassing and to try to make people who behave in this way feel ashamed
    Children shouldn’t be stigmatized because their parents aren’t married.

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 stigmatize pronunciation in British English /ˌstɪɡmətaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [uncountable]


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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