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pillory Saltos de línea: pil|lory
Pronunciación: /ˈpɪləri/

Definición de pillory en inglés:

sustantivo (plural pillories)

Imagen de pillory
A wooden framework with holes for the head and hands, in which offenders were formerly imprisoned and exposed to public abuse.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • The punishments for which may be confiscation of the fish, imprisonment, the pillory, and the offender giving up his occupation for a year and a day.
  • Prime Ministers and all high levels of UK government should be forced to spend at least one week a month in public stocks and pillories.
  • But he puts it from him as a temptation of the Evil One, makes public confession on the pillory which had been the scene of Hester's shame, and dies in her arms.
Sinónimos

verbo (pillories, pillorying, pilloried)

[with object] Volver al principio  
1 historical Put (someone) in a pillory.
2Attack or ridicule publicly: he found himself pilloried by members of his own party
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But a man who, for all his faults, has actually liberated more of those people from terror and oppression than any human rights group on earth, will be pilloried, attacked, booed and maligned.
  • It is precisely because he cites statistics, writes logically and avoids ideological fervour that he has been attacked and pilloried by eco-fundamentalists and fellow travellers around the world.
  • The notion that international relations - even in a time of war - are less important than being publicly pilloried by angry commuters shows politics reduced to its most banal.
Sinónimos
attack, criticize, censure, condemn, denigrate, find fault with, give a bad press to, lambaste, flay, savage, brand, stigmatize, cast a slur on, denounce
informalknock, slam, pan, bash, take to pieces, take apart, crucify, monster, hammer, lay into, slate, rubbish, slag off, roast, skewer
North American informalpummel
Australian/New Zealand informalbag
archaicslash
ridicule, jeer at, sneer at, deride, show up, hold up to shame, mock, hold up to ridicule, heap scorn on, treat with contempt, scorn, make fun of, poke fun at, laugh at, make jokes about, scoff at, be sarcastic about, tease, taunt, rag, chaff, jibe at, twit
informalkid, rib, josh, wind up, take the mickey out of, make a monkey of
North American informalgoof on, rag on, razz, pull someone's chain
Australian/New Zealand informalchiack, poke mullock at, sling off at
British vulgar slangtake the piss (out of)
archaicquiz, flout (at)

Origen

Middle English: from Old French pilori, probably from Provençal espilori (associated by some with a Catalan word meaning 'peephole', of uncertain origin).

Más
  • This is from Old French pilori, probably from Provençal espilori, associated by some with a Catalan word meaning ‘peephole’, of uncertain origin. A pillory was made up of two boards brought together leaving holes for the head and hands; in Great Britain this punishment was abolished except for the crime of perjury in 1815 and totally in 1837. Its use continued in the States until 1905.

Palabras que riman con pillory

ancillary, artillery, capillary, codicillary, distillery, fibrillary, fritillary, Hilary, maxillary

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