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  Words related to pillory

Related / Similar Words: stocks, savage, crucify, gibbet

 

Definition:
  • 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;
  • criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage";
  • punish by putting in a pillory;
  • expose to ridicule or public scorn;

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    Derivational Morphology: stocks

     

     
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