stigma - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈstɪɡmə/
singularstigma
pluralstigmas
  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] a feeling that something is wrong or embarrassing in some way

    Unfortunately, there’s still a stigma attached to mental illness.

    stigma of:

    suffering from the stigma of having this disease

  2. 2
    [countable] biology the part of a flower that receives pollen