pillory - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pillory

(noun) a wooden instrument of punishment on a post with holes for the wrists and neck; offenders were locked in and so exposed to public scorn Definition
(verb) expose to ridicule or public scorn
Synonyms : gibbet
(verb) punish by putting in a pillory Definition
(verb) criticize harshly or violently
Synonyms : blast , crucify , savage
Example Sentence
  • The press savaged the new President
  • The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage

Memory aid to help you memorize this

Pillory: The word pillor stands out. Visualise a person being tied to a pillar as a punishment.
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Pillar. Pillar mein bandh ke pelna(beating).
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Pill+Orgy.if u r caught in a orgy having pills you will be punished and harshly rebuked.
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heheh pills that u take to criticize those deadly virus..
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Pillory sounds like Allari..pillalu allari chesthe punishment untundi. :)
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