HyperDic: pillory

English > 4 senses of the word pillory:
NOUNartifactpillorya wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck
VERBsocialpillory, gibbetexpose to ridicule or public scorn
socialpillorypunish by putting in a pillory
communicationpillory, savage, blast, crucifycriticize harshly or violently
pillory > pronunciation
Soundspih'leriy
Rhymesaccessory ... worry: 201 rhymes with eriy...
English > pillory: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn.
Broaderinstrument of punishmentAn instrument designed and used to punish a condemned person
Spanishcepo, picota, potro
Catalanpicota, poltre
Verbspillorypunish by putting in a pillory
English > pillory: 4 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningexpose to ridicule or public scorn.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Synonymgibbet
Broaderexpose, exhibit, displayTo show, make visible or apparent
Spanishridiculizar
English > pillory: 4 senses > verb 2, social
Meaningpunish by putting in a pillory.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderpunish, penalize, penaliseimpose a penalty on
Spanishempicotar
Nounspillorya wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck
English > pillory: 4 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningcriticize harshly or violently.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymssavage, blast, crucify
Broaderknock, criticize, criticise, pick apartfind fault with
Spanisharremeter contra, crucificar, masacrar, tratar salvajemente

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