iniquitous

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

Definition of iniquitous 

: characterized by iniquity

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iniquitously adverb
iniquitousness noun

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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

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zero tolerance at the academy for cheating and other iniquitous practices

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Legalization was extolled as a means to mitigate the iniquitous effects of a drug war that disproportionately imprisoned African Americans, often for possessing trifling quantities of pot. Special To The Oregonian, OregonLive.com, "'Grass Roots' chronicles marijuana laws' disjointed history in the U.S.," 12 Dec. 2017 Indian claims cases for broken or unconscionably iniquitous treaties have been in the courts continuously since the 1880s. Robert Lee, Slate Magazine, "The True Cost of the Louisiana Purchase," 1 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of iniquitous

1726, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of iniquitous was in 1726

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iniquitous

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English Language Learners Definition of iniquitous

: very unfair or evil

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