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Definition of pillory:

  1. A frame of adjustable boards erected on a post, and having holes through which the head and hands of an offender were thrust so as to be exposed in front of it.
  2. Figuratively, to expose to public scorn.
  3. To set in, or punish with, the pillory.

Synonyms:

knock down, shell, blare, torment, crucify, shoot, frustrate, rag, savage, blast, mortify, smash, gibbet, dun, subdue, stocks, boom, bedevil, nail.

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