Examples of iniquity in a Sentence
the use of illegal narcotics is not only a destroyer of personal health but also an iniquity that undermines our society
a nation still struggling with the aftereffects of the iniquity of slavery
Recent Examples of iniquity from the Web
Today, the red vinyl bar stools and movie star caricatures on the walls welcome you to into this dive-y den of iniquity.
The Playboy Mansion’s history as a den of iniquity is true, but most of the more libidinous stories date from the distant past.
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Origin and Etymology of iniquity
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymscorruption, debauchery, depravity, immorality, iniquitousness, vice, libertinage, libertinism, licentiousness, profligacy, sin
Related Wordsbad, badness, blackness, evil, evildoing, ill, turpitude, villainy, wickedness, wrong; atrociousness, evilness, heinousness, sinfulness, unscrupulousness, viciousness, vileness, villainousness; devilry (or deviltry), fiendishness; corruptness, debasement, degeneracy, degeneration, depravedness, dissoluteness, dissolution; indecency, lasciviousness, lechery, lewdness, looseness, perversion, pervertedness, wantonness; abomination, anathema, taboo (also tabu); criminality, reprehensibleness; baseness, despicableness, dirtiness, lowness, meanness; lousiness, miserableness, wretchedness
Near Antonymsgood, right; honesty, honor, integrity, legitimacy, probity, rectitude, scrupulosity, scrupulousness, uprightness; goodness, righteousness, virtuousness; blamelessness; chastity, innocence, perfection, pureness, purity, spotlessness; cleanness, correctness, decency, decorousness, propriety, rightness, seemliness
INIQUITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of iniquity for English Language Learners
: the quality of being unfair or evil
: something that is unfair or evil
INIQUITY Defined for Kids
Definition of iniquity for Students
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