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  Definition of pillory
  1. a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the neck and hands; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn
  2. criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
  3. punish by putting in a pillory
  4. expose to ridicule or public scorn
Similar Words: stocks, savage, crucify, gibbet

 

Derivational Morphology: stocks

 

 
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