Synonyms of pillory


1. pillory, instrument of punishment

usage: 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


1. pillory, gibbet, expose, exhibit, display

usage: expose to ridicule or public scorn

2. pillory, punish, penalize, penalise

usage: punish by putting in a pillory

3. savage, blast, pillory, crucify, knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart

usage: criticize harshly or violently; "The press savaged the new President"; "The critics crucified the author for plagiarizing a famous passage"

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