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Verb: pillory  pi-lu-ree
  1. Expose to ridicule or public scorn
    - gibbet
     
  2. Punish by putting in a pillory
     
  3. Criticize harshly or violently
    "The press pilloried the new President";
    - savage, blast, crucify
Noun: pillory  pi-lu-ree
  1. 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

Derived forms: pillorying, pilloried, pillories

Type of: criticise [Brit], criticize, damn, display, exhibit, expose, instrument of punishment, knock, penalise [Brit], penalize, pick apart, punish, sanction

Encyclopedia: Pillory