|part of speech:
||a long-lasting mark or stain on one's character or reputation, esp. of disgrace or reproach.
He was never able to overcome the stigma of having been impeached.There was a great stigma attached to divorce in those days.
- black eye, blemish, blot, stain
- similar words:
||a mark or pore on the surface of the skin or of a plant.
||a spot on the skin that bleeds as the result of nervous tension or emotional trauma.
||part of a plant that receives pollen; pistil.