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Stigmatize


STIGMATIZE, verb transitive

1. To mark with a brand; in a literal sense; as, the ancients stigmatized their slaves and soldiers.

2. To set a mark of disgrace on; to disgrace with some not of reproach or infamy.

To find virtue extolled and vice stigmatized--

Sour enthusiasts affect to stigmatize the finest and most elegant authors, ancient and modern, as dangerous to religion.