noun in·iq·ui·ty \-kwə-tē\

: the quality of being unfair or evil

: something that is unfair or evil

plural in·iq·ui·ties

Full Definition of INIQUITY

:  gross injustice :  wickedness
:  a wicked act or thing :  sin

Examples of INIQUITY

  1. <the use of illegal narcotics is not only a destroyer of personal health but also an iniquity that undermines our society>
  2. <a nation still struggling with the aftereffects of the iniquity of slavery>

Origin of INIQUITY

Middle English iniquite, from Anglo-French iniquité, from Latin iniquitat-, iniquitas, from iniquus uneven, from in- + aequus equal
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with INIQUITY

INIQUITIES Defined for Kids


noun in·iq·ui·ty \i-ˈnik-wə-tē\
plural in·iq·ui·ties

Definition of INIQUITY for Kids

:  an evil or unfair act


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