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Overview of noun pillory

The noun pillory has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. pillory

(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)


Overview of verb pillory

The verb pillory has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) pillory, gibbet

(expose to ridicule or public scorn)

2. pillory

(punish by putting in a pillory)

3. savage, blast, pillory, crucify

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

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