iniquity

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noun in·iq·ui·ty \-kwə-tē\

Definition of iniquity

plural

iniquities

  1. 1 :  gross injustice :  wickedness

  2. 2 :  a wicked act or thing :  sin

Examples of iniquity in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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



INIQUITY Defined for English Language Learners

iniquity

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noun in·iq·ui·ty \-kwə-tē\

Definition of iniquity for English Language Learners

  • : the quality of being unfair or evil

  • : something that is unfair or evil


INIQUITY Defined for Kids

iniquity

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noun in·iq·ui·ty \i-ˈnik-wə-tē\

Definition of iniquity for Students

plural

iniquities

  1. :  an evil or unfair act



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