What does the word stigma mean?

Usage examples for stigma

  1. How is the stigma fitted for receiving the pollen that is carried by the insect visitors. – Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study by Ontario Ministry of Education
  2. Bearing a name which is, in itself, a title to the confidence of the American people, a diplomatist familiar with the rights, the customs, the traditions, the courtesies, which belong to the diplomatic service, the successor of Mr. Motley at Vienna, and therefore familiar with his official record, not self- made, which too commonly means half- made, but with careful training added to the instincts to which he had a right by inheritance, he could not allow the memory of such a scholar, of such a high- minded lover of his country, of so true a gentleman as Mr. Motley, to remain without challenge under the stigma of official condemnation. – Memoir of John Lothrop Motley, Complete by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Last Updated: February 6, 2009
  3. He therefore congratulated the House, the country, and the world, that this great point had been gained; that we might now consider this trade as having received its condemnation; that this curse of mankind was seen in its true light; and that the greatest stigma on our national character, which ever yet existed, was about to be removed! – The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade, by the British Parliament (1839) by Thomas Clarkson

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