What is another word for thumbscrew?

71 synonyms found


[ θˈʌmbskɹuː], [ θˈʌmbskɹuː], [ θ_ˈʌ_m_b_s_k_ɹ_uː]

Thumbscrew is a medieval torture device used for crushing a person's thumbs. The term "thumbscrew" is now often used metaphorically to describe a situation or experience that is extremely uncomfortable or distressing. Synonyms for thumbscrew include vice, press, clamp, grip, pinching, crushing and torture. These words often connote the idea of pressure, confinement, or restraining. The use of these terms in place of thumbscrew helps to convey the intense emotional and physical pain that is being experienced. Regardless of the word chosen, each one reminds us of the terrible suffering caused by torture and the need for humanity to reject its use.

Related words: thumb screw, thumb screws, thumb screwdriver, thumb screw fastener

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