pillory

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A framework on a post, with holes for the hands and head, used as a means of punishment and humiliation
To put in a pillory
To criticize harshly
To subject to humiliation, scorn, ridicule or abuse
a wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn
{v} to punish with or put in the pillory
To put someone in a pillory
{i} stocks, device that holds a prisoner by the head and hands (used as a form of public punishment); instrumentality to expose a person to public derision
punish by putting in a pillory
{f} lock up by the head and hands in stocks; condemn publicly, punish publicly
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
Figuratively, to expose to public scorn
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 punish by putting in a pillory expose to ridicule or public scorn
criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"
To subject someone to humiliation, scorn, ridicule or abuse
If someone is pilloried, a lot of people, especially journalists, criticize them and make them look stupid. A man has been forced to resign as a result of being pilloried by some of the press. = ridicule. if someone is pilloried, they are publicly criticized by a lot of people, especially in newspapers etc. pillories a wooden frame with holes for someone's head and hands to be locked into, used in the past as a way of publicly punishing someone the stocks stock (9)
To set in, or punish with, the pillory
expose to ridicule or public scorn
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
pillories
plural of pillory
pillories
third-person singular of pillory
pillory
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