iniquity NOUN (pl. iniquities) injustice or immoral behaviour.
DERIVATIVES iniquitous adjective iniquitously adverb iniquitousness noun.
ORIGIN Latin iniquitas, from iniquus 'not equal or just' .

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  • Iniquitous — In*iq ui*tous, a. [From {Iniquity}.] Characterized by iniquity; unjust; wicked; as, an iniquitous bargain; an iniquitous proceeding. [1913 Webster] Demagogues . . . bribed to this iniquitous service. Burke. Syn: Wicked; wrong; unjust;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • iniquitous — I adjective accursed, atrocious, bad, base, black, corrupt, criminal, culpable, depraved, dishonest, disreputable, dissolute, evil, facinorous, felonious, flagitious, foul, gross, heinous, immoral, improbus, improper, incorrigible, inequitable,… …   Law dictionary

  • iniquitous — 1726, from INIQUITY (Cf. iniquity) + OUS (Cf. ous). Related: Iniquitously …   Etymology dictionary

  • iniquitous — nefarious, flagitious, *vicious, villainous, infamous, corrupt, degenerate Analogous words: wicked, evil, ill, *bad: atrocious, heinous, *outrageous, monstrous: ungodly, godless, irreligious Antonyms: righteous Contrasted words: virtuous, *moral …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • iniquitous — [i nik′wi təs] adj. showing iniquity; wicked; unjust iniquitously adv. iniquitousness n …   English World dictionary

  • Iniquitous — Infobox Album | Name = Iniquitous Type = Album Artist = Rottrevore Released = 1993 Recorded = 1993 at Audiomation Studios, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Genre = Death metal Length = 38:03 Label = Drowned Productions Producer = Joe West Last album =… …   Wikipedia

  • iniquitous — [[t]ɪnɪ̱kwɪtəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something as iniquitous, you mean that it is very unfair or morally bad. [FORMAL] iniquitous fine. Syn: wicked …   English dictionary

  • iniquitous — in|iq|ui|tous [ıˈnıkwıtəs] adj formal very unfair and morally wrong ▪ an iniquitous system of taxation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • iniquitous — adjective formal very unfair and morally wrong: an iniquitous system of taxes that victimizes the poor iniquitously adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • iniquitous — adjective characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin iniquitous deeds he said it was sinful to wear lipstick ungodly acts • Syn: ↑sinful, ↑ungodly • Similar to: ↑wicked …   Useful english dictionary

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