Synonyms for Stigma:

n.

beanstalk, bract, boll, anther, aerial root, bud, bur, bulb. petechia. blemish (noun)
nick, disfigurement, score, scrape, dot, gash, damage, fault, hack, hurt, tarnish, scab, rift, impurity, weal, mark, fleck, scar, check, fracture, eyesore, blotch, imperfection, scuff, deformity, freckle, lesion, splotch, stain, wart, flaw, abrasion, pockmark, blemish, spoilage, distortion, mar, notch, speck, spot, sore, scratch, blot, chip, slit, kink, defect, blister, discoloration, defacement, drawback, brand.
communication (noun)
stain, mark, brand.
reproach (noun)
blame, shame.
shame (noun)
spot, blame, brand, blot, disfigurement, scar, mark, onus, stain, blemish.

Other synonyms:

shame, petechia, attaint. black eye, onus. Other relevant words:
petechia, anther, blame, black eye, guilt, onus, humiliation, ignominy, shame, attaint.

Usage examples for stigma

  1. And this consideration perhaps accounts for the fact that the Chhipas and Rangaris rank higher than most of the weaving castes, and no stigma or impurity attaches to them. – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  2. Should it return what a stigma would be cast on the characters of the cowardly mutineers! – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth
  3. Alan had refused to accept any stigma in his relationship with Corvet; but now he could not refuse to accept it. – The Indian Drum by William MacHarg Edwin Balmer