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English → English (WordNet) Definition: pillory pillory n : 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 [syn: stocks] v 1: expose to ridicule or public scorn [syn: gibbet] 2: punish by putting in a pillory 3: criticize harshly or violently; “The press savaged the new President”; “The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage” [syn: savage, crucify] [also: pilloried]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Pillory Pillory \Pil"lo*ry\, n.; pl. Pillories. [F. pilori; cf. Pr. espitlori, LL. piloricum, pilloricum, pellericum, pellorium, pilorium, spilorium; perhaps from a derivative of L. speculari to look around, observe. Cf. Speculate.] A frame of adjustable boards erected on a post, and having holes through which the head and hands of an offender were thrust so as to be exposed in front of it. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Pillory \Pil"lo*ry\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pilloried; p. pr. & vb. n. Pillorying.] [Cf. F. pilorier.] 1. To set in, or punish with, the pillory. “Hungering for Puritans to pillory.” --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Figuratively, to expose to public scorn. --Gladstone. [1913 Webster]


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