how to pronounce pillory


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pillory is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of pillory


  1. To criticize harshly.
  2. To subject to humiliation, scorn, ridicule or abuse.
  3. To put in a pillory.


  1. A framework on a post, with holes for the hands and head, used as a means of punishment and humiliation.

pillory frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word pillory occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics pillory can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that pillory can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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