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1. pillory

verb. ['ˈpɪlɝi'] expose to ridicule or public scorn.

Synonyms

  • exhibit
  • display
  • expose

Antonyms

  • underexpose
  • overexpose
  • wrap
  • mask

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Rhymes with Pillory

  • distillery
  • artillery
  • tillery
  • killory
  • hillery
  • hilleary
  • hillary
  • hilary
  • guillory

2. pillory

noun. ['ˈpɪlɝi'] 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.

Antonyms

  • undershoot

3. pillory

verb. ['ˈpɪlɝi'] criticize harshly or violently.

Synonyms

  • pick apart
  • criticise
  • blast
  • savage
  • knock
  • crucify

Antonyms

  • humane
  • civilized
  • tame
  • nonviolent

4. pillory

verb. ['ˈpɪlɝi'] punish by putting in a pillory.

Synonyms

  • punish
  • penalise

Antonyms

  • consume
  • hide
  • close

Sentences with pillory


1. Noun, singular or mass
Authorities forced guilty parties to spend several hours in the public square, locked into the stocks or pillory or placed in the gallows with a rope around their necks.

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