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- v. Alternative spelling of stigmatize.
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- v. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
- v. mark with a stigma or stigmata
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Predictably, lots of people think that Bettison's comments 'stigmatise' poor people generally. people on benefits, and he says so explicitly.
Naturally, he tells us what we all know, that the best upbringing for a child is to be raised by two married parents, but any attempt to support this traditional family is wrong, because it will 'stigmatise' those children who are not so lucky.
What the Conservatives are saying now is nothing less than a full-frontal attack on moral relativism: the doctrine that says that no one has a right to criticise (or "stigmatise", in the fashionable parlance) any life choice, however selfish, irresponsible, feckless or socially destructive it may be.
This is simply false: providing tax incentives for marriage does not "stigmatise" the children of the unmarried, any more than providing incentives for single parenthood has "stigmatised" those whose parents live together.
Many were worried it would "stigmatise" poorly performing schools, and result in lower esteem among pupils and teachers.
The chain is also slightly lowering the minimum size of its stock to attract more mainstream customers: "We don't want to stigmatise customers by their size – we cater for tall, broad and muscular, well built men," she said.
You contribute in the role of a dishonest and lazy excuse monger and stigmatise a public service uniform by your base conduct, language and sentiments. on September 5, 2009 at 7: 08 pm WitteringsfromWitney
It will stigmatise students for taking the subjects, it will also mean that those who want to do it will be put off, especially those with ability as they will be concerned about it affecting future careers.
The public sector is a demanding sector to work in, and as the trade unions have said, it is wrong to stigmatise the public sector workers in an attempt to advance an already increasingly powerful private sector.
Wisden's editor, Scyld Berry, in his last act before stepping down from the role, was torn between not wishing to stigmatise Amir ahead of a criminal trial, hence his reluctance to name him, and the wish to pass moral judgment on a tainted cricketer.
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