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pillory

pil·lo·ry

pillory

 
pronunciation:
pI l ri
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: noun
inflections: pillories
definition: in former times, a wooden structure that had holes for fastening the head and hands of someone who had violated the law and had been sentenced to public ridicule.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: pilloried, pillories, pillorying
definition 1: to lock up and exhibit in a pillory.
definition 2: to mock or criticize strongly, as in public speech or in writing.
He was pilloried for his role in the scandal.
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