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iniquitous Line breaks: ini¦qui|tous
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnɪkwɪtəs/

Definition of iniquitous in English:


Grossly unfair and morally wrong: an iniquitous tax these awards remain an iniquitous system
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  • The very idea that he would leak stories to her is preposterous, outrageous, possibly blasphemous and undoubtedly iniquitous.
  • That vote hobbled him, on Thursday night as throughout this campaign, from crystallizing public unease about this iniquitous and illegal war.
  • It is always the story of those upholding higher human virtues locked in battle against the wicked and the iniquitous.
wicked, sinful, evil, immoral, improper;
vile, foul, base, odious, abominable, execrable, atrocious, dreadful, egregious, malicious;
outrageous, monstrous, obscene, intolerable, shocking, scandalous, reprehensible;
unjust, unfair;
Law  malfeasant
humorous dastardly
archaic facinorous
dishonourable, unprincipled;
wicked, evil, criminal, lawless;
devilish, diabolical, fiendish
informal crooked
archaic blackguardly


Example sentences
  • Unsurprisingly, this misogynist one-sex model of gender is explicit (women ‘know no moderation in goodness or vice,’ and are iniquitously, and inequitably, ‘more carnal than a man’), and etymologically inauthentic.
  • When he came in before the Council, he complained he had been most iniquitously turned out of his charge.
  • I have been shamefully expelled, iniquitously turned out of the position of "Founder-Director" to which I had been appointed.
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  • The iniquitousness of dying farmed salmon to make it look more palatable on the plate is just one of the charges being leveled at the aquaculture industry by the protesters.
  • The show is funny and like other shows of Gervais' design it exposes the absurdity and iniquitousness of everyday life.

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