adjective in·iq·ui·tous \i-ˈni-kwə-təs\

: very unfair or evil

Full Definition of INIQUITOUS

:  characterized by iniquity
in·iq·ui·tous·ly adverb
in·iq·ui·tous·ness noun

Examples of INIQUITOUS

  1. <zero tolerance at the academy for cheating and other iniquitous practices>

First Known Use of INIQUITOUS



black, dark, evil, immoral, bad, nefarious, rotten, sinful, unethical, unlawful, unrighteous, unsavory, vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, wrong
decent, ethical, good, honest, honorable, just, moral, right, righteous, sublime, upright, virtuous

Synonym Discussion of INIQUITOUS

vicious, villainous, iniquitous, nefarious, corrupt, degenerate mean highly reprehensible or offensive in character, nature, or conduct. vicious may directly oppose virtuous in implying moral depravity, or may connote malignancy, cruelty, or destructive violence <a vicious gangster>. villainous applies to any evil, depraved, or vile conduct or characteristic <a villainous assault>. iniquitous implies absence of all signs of justice or fairness <an iniquitous system of taxation>. nefarious suggests flagrant breaching of time-honored laws and traditions of conduct <the nefarious rackets of organized crime>. corrupt stresses a loss of moral integrity or probity causing betrayal of principle or sworn obligations <city hall was rife with corrupt politicians>. degenerate suggests having sunk to an especially vicious or enervated condition <a degenerate regime propped up by foreign powers>.

Rhymes with INIQUITOUS


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