What is another word for Stigmatized?

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[ stˈɪɡmɐtˌa͡ɪzd], [ stˈɪɡmɐtˌa‍ɪzd], [ s_t_ˈɪ_ɡ_m_ɐ_t_ˌaɪ_z_d]

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How to use "Stigmatized" in context?

The word "stigma" derives from the ancient Greek word "stigma", meaning a distinguishing mark or an attribute. The root word implies a negative judgment or attribution, often involving an unfavorable connotation. The Oxford English Dictionary defines stigma as "a mark or distinguishing feature employed to distinguish individuals or objects within a population, or to indicate the nature of a particular condition, quality, or activity." Historically, stigma has been used as a mechanism to restrict and hinder marginalized groups from reproductive and social opportunities. In some cases, stigma has been used to oppress entire groups of people.

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