iniquity

noun in·iq·ui·ty \ i-ˈni-kwə-tē \

Definition of iniquity

plural iniquities
1 :gross injustice :wickedness
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

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Origin and Etymology of iniquity

Middle English iniquite, from Anglo-French iniquité, from Latin iniquitat-, iniquitas, from iniquus uneven, from in- + aequus equal


INIQUITY Defined for Kids

iniquity

noun in·iq·ui·ty \ i-ˈnik-wə-tē \

Definition of iniquity for Students

plural iniquities
:an evil or unfair act


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