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stigma
(n)
STIG-mǝ
Meaning

a sign or mark of shame; a sign or characteristic that marks a person as belonging to a hated or feared social subgroup

1st Sample Sentence

In modern society, poverty should not be a stigma, but unfortunately it is still widely regarded as such.

Root

stigma stigmatos (mark, spot, puncture) (Greek)

Synonyms

ignominy, notoriety, opprobrium, stigma

Antonyms

renown

Mnemonics

Stigma (STICK + MAA) Imagine someone hitting his MAA with a STICK. How disgraceful it will be!!!