Stigmata in a Sentence  🔊

Definition of Stigmata

plural form of stigma, denoting multiple physical or symbolic forms of disgrace which mar an individual’s reputation

Examples of Stigmata in a sentence

In Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is forced to wear red ‘A’’s on her clothes as stigmata.  🔊

In Medieval times, red hair and moles were seen as stigmata because they were a metaphorical mark of Cain and his infamous betrayal.  🔊

During Hitler’s reign, the yellow star and pink triangle were a symbolic stigmata designed to shame individuals simply for their choice of religion or sexual preference.  🔊

Freckles and moles were viewed as stigmata that signified kinship with the Devil during the Salem witch trials.  🔊

Originally, tattoos and piercings were viewed as stigmata earned through hard time in prison and prevented those with tattoos from getting hired at office jobs.  🔊

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