What is another word for disproportionateness?

67 synonyms found


[ dˌɪspɹəpˈɔːʃənətnəs], [ dˌɪspɹəpˈɔːʃənətnəs], [ d_ˌɪ_s_p_ɹ_ə_p_ˈɔː_ʃ_ə_n_ə_t_n_ə_s]

How to use "Disproportionateness" in context?

Most people would agree that there is a certain level of disproportionateness when it comes to the amount of punishment given out in a particular situation. For example, if someone steals a loaf of bread from a grocery store, it would not be appropriate for the store owner to slap them in the face for stealing. Similarly, if someone murders several people in cold blood, it would not be appropriate for them to receive a slap on the wrist for their crimes. There is generally a balance to be drawn between the severity of the punishment and the individual's culpability. When there is an absolute imbalance in punishment, it can often be seen as draconian and unjust.

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