Dictionary Results for pillory

1. pillory - noun

· a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn

Hypernym(s): instrument_of_punishment

2. pillory - verb

· expose to ridicule or public scorn

Synonym(s): gibbet

Hypernym(s): expose, exhibit, display

3. pillory - verb

· punish by putting in a pillory

Hypernym(s): punish, penalize, penalise

4. pillory - verb

· criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"

Synonym(s): savage, blast, crucify

Hypernym(s): knock, criticize, criticise, pick_apart

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