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inequity

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of inequity

  1. 1 the state of being unfair or unjust <the inequity of the punishment led many people to believe that the defendant was being punished for his political beliefs> Synonyms injustice, unfairness, unjustnessRelated Words dirtiness, foulnessAntonyms equity, fairness, justice

  2. 2 unfair or inadequate treatment of someone or something or an instance of this <the unavoidable inequities of any system for distributing benefits> Synonyms disservice, injury, injustice, raw deal, shaft, unfairness, unjustness, wrongRelated Words affront, indignity, insult, offense (or offence), outrage, put-down, slight, slur; beef, complaint, grievanceNear Antonyms cricketAntonyms equitableness, equity, fairness, justice




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