Synonyms and Antonyms for cruel-and-unusual-punishment

1. cruel and unusual punishment (n.)

punishment prohibited by the 8th amendment to the U.S. Constitution; includes torture or degradation or punishment too severe for the crime committed

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2. tool-and-die work (n.)

the craft of making special tools and dies

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3. self-punishment (n.)

punishment inflicted on yourself

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4. out-and-out (adj.)

complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers

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5. hit-and-run (adj.)

designed for or consisting of a brief attack followed by a quick escape

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7. unusual (adj.)

not usual or common or ordinary

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8. unusual (adj.)

not commonly encountered

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9. unusual (adj.)

being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

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10. cruel (adj.)

(of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

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