stigma noun

ADJ. social

VERB + STIGMA carry Being an unmarried mother used to carry a social stigma. | remove Wider knowledge of the disease removed some of the stigma from it. | suffer (from) He still suffered the stigma of having been rejected for the army.

STIGMA + VERB be attached to sth, be associated with sth There is still a lot of stigma attached to suicide.

PREP. ~ to There is no stigma to being made redundant.