noun (plural iniquities)[mass noun]
- Immoral or grossly unfair behaviour: a den of iniquity [count noun]: the iniquities of British taxationMore example sentences
wickedness, sinfulness, immorality, impropriety, vice, evil, sin; villainy, criminality, crime, heinousness, nefariousness, knavery; vileness, foulness, baseness, odiousness, atrociousness, dreadfulness, egregiousness; outrageousness, outrage, monstrousness, obscenity, reprehensibility; ungodliness, godlessness, impiety, devilrysin, crime, transgression, wrongdoing, wrong, offence, injury, vice, violation, atrocity, outrage
- It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.
- God imputes to Christ, makes over to Christ, lays upon Christ our iniquity and our sin and our unrighteousness and our wickedness.
- This state is described in Psalm 51 as the result of transgressions, iniquity, sin, and evil.
Middle English: from Old French iniquite, from Latin iniquitas, from iniquus, from in- 'not' + aequus 'equal, just'.