inequitable

adjective
in·​eq·​ui·​ta·​ble | \(ˌ)i-ˈne-kwə-tə-bəl \

Definition of inequitable 

: not equitable : unfair an inequitable distribution of funds

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Other Words from inequitable

inequitably \ (ˌ)i-​ˈne-​kwə-​tə-​blē \ adverb

Examples of inequitable in a Sentence

They protested the inequitable treatment of employees.

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In an effort to block Breed from winning, Leno and Supervisor Jane Kim asked their supporters to pick the other as their No.2, saying that Breed represented the status quo that had made San Francisco so inequitable. NBC News, "London Breed elected as San Francisco's first black woman mayor," 14 June 2018 By doing so, Resonate is able to offer acts better compensation by avoiding the market share issues that can cause inequitable distribution and cumulative payment rates more in line with download royalties than streaming ones. Grant Rindner, Billboard, "How Blockchain, Co-Ops and 'Microsubscription' Services Could Help Artists Earn More From Music Streaming," 30 Apr. 2018 In an effort to block Breed from winning, Leno and Supervisor Jane Kim asked their supporters to pick the other as their No.2, saying that Breed represented the status quo that had made San Francisco so inequitable. NBC News, "London Breed elected as San Francisco's first black woman mayor," 14 June 2018 In an effort to block Breed from winning, Leno and Supervisor Jane Kim asked their supporters to pick the other as their No.2, saying that Breed represented the status quo that had made San Francisco so inequitable. Janie Har, USA TODAY, "San Francisco elects London Breed as city's first African-American woman mayor," 13 June 2018 There is a reason that Romans 13:1 has been the Bible verse of choice for demagogues and upholders of inequitable systems. Jonathan L. Walton, Time, "Why Authoritarians Love to Quote This Bible Passage," 22 June 2018 In an effort to block Breed from winning, Leno and Supervisor Jane Kim asked their supporters to pick the other as their No. 2, saying that Breed represented the status quo that had made San Francisco so inequitable. CBS News, "London Breed becomes San Francisco's first African-American woman mayor," 14 June 2018 In an effort to block Breed from winning, Leno and Supervisor Jane Kim asked their supporters to pick the other as their No. 2, saying that Breed represented the status quo that had made San Francisco so inequitable. Janie Har, The Christian Science Monitor, "First African-American woman mayor ready to lead San Francisco," 14 June 2018 That idea has fallen off the table amid concerns about creating an inequitable system that could face legal challenges. Ralph D. Russo, chicagotribune.com, "As leagues debate transfer rules, NCAA moves toward reform," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of inequitable

1667, in the meaning defined above

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inequitable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inequitable

: not fair or equal

inequitable

adjective
in·​eq·​ui·​ta·​ble | \in-ˈe-kwi-tə-bəl \

Legal Definition of inequitable 

: contrary to the principles of equity : not fair or just inequitable conduct

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inequitably adverb

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