stigma

(noun) “A severe social disapproval with a person on the grounds of a particular characteristic which distinguishes them from others in society, e.g. mental illness or physical disability” (Wiktionary n.d.).

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  • Plural: stigmas

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Wiktionary. n.d. “stigma.” Retrieved November 30, 2014 (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/stigma).