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Im writing an english paper about the impact on students who fail standardized tests and I'm trying to say that failing or being labeled as remedial is "frowned upon" in society, but i don't want to use "frowned upon". help!

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marked as duplicate by Mitch, jwpat7, cornbread ninja 麵包忍者, Lynn, tchrist Apr 16 '13 at 3:44

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What's wrong with "politically incorrect"? –  rhetorician Apr 16 '13 at 1:03
    
I don't think uncouth, the selected answer to the "duplicate" question, can be used in OP's context: "Failing or labelled as remedial is considered uncouth in society" just doesn't cut it for me. –  Jim Apr 16 '13 at 4:18
    
OP, I can see that the word you're looking for is different than the answer for the "duplicate" question. I'm voting to re-open. –  Kristina Lopez Apr 16 '13 at 17:33

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Perhaps "discouraged", or even "not advised"?

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Would you frown upon "stigmatized"?

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Check out the Thesaurus for frowned . You can use gawked or even sneered would work fine in your case. Use the Thesaurus link above to pick from the many options. I would even use 'negatively speculated' in society or even condemned in society (if its that serious!).

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