iniquity

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in·iq·ui·ty

 (ĭ-nĭk′wĭ-tē)
n. pl. in·iq·ui·ties
1. Gross immorality or injustice; wickedness.
2. A grossly immoral act; a sin.

[Middle English iniquite, from Old French, from Latin inīquitās, from inīquus, unjust, harmful : in-, not; see in-1 + aequus, equal.]

iniquity

(ɪˈnɪkwɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. lack of justice or righteousness; wickedness; injustice
2. a wicked act; sin
[C14: from Latin inīquitās, from inīquus unfair, from in-1 + aequus even, level; see equal]
inˈiquitous adj
inˈiquitously adv
inˈiquitousness n

in•iq•ui•ty

(ɪˈnɪk wɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. gross injustice or wickedness.
2. a violation of right or duty; wicked act; sin.
[1300–50; Middle English < Latin inīquitās unevenness, unfairness =inīqu(us) uneven (in- in-3 + -īquus, comb. form of aequus even, equal) + -itās -ity]

iniquity

- Absence of moral or spiritual values or an unjust act, it is a combination of in-, "not," and aequus, "equal, just," from Latin.
See also related terms for moral.

inequity, iniquity - Inequity is "injustice, unfairness"; iniquity refers to "immorality, sin, wickedness."
See also related terms for sin.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.iniquity - absence of moral or spiritual values; "the powers of darkness"
condition, status - a state at a particular time; "a condition (or state) of disrepair"; "the current status of the arms negotiations"
foulness - disgusting wickedness and immorality; "he understood the foulness of sin"; "his display of foulness deserved severe punishment"; "mouths which speak such foulness must be cleansed"
2.iniquity - morally objectionable behavioriniquity - morally objectionable behavior  
evildoing, transgression - the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle; "the boy was punished for the transgressions of his father"
devilry, deviltry - wicked and cruel behavior
foul play - unfair or dishonest behavior (especially involving violence)
irreverence, violation - a disrespectful act
sexual immorality - the evil ascribed to sexual acts that violate social conventions; "sexual immorality is the major reason for last year's record number of abortions"
3.iniquity - an unjust actiniquity - an unjust act        
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"

iniquity

iniquity

noun
1. That which is morally bad or objectionable:
2. Lack of justice:
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iniquity

[ɪˈnɪkwɪtɪ] Niniquidad f, injusticia f iniquities [of system] → injusticias fpl, iniquidades fpl; [of person] → excesos mpl, desmanes mpl

iniquity

[ɪˈnɪkwɪti] niniquité f

iniquity

n (no pl: = wickedness) → Ungeheuerlichkeit f; (= sin)Missetat f; (= crime)Gräueltat f ? den

iniquity

[ɪˈnɪkwɪtɪ] niniquità f inv

iniquity

(iˈnikwiti) plural iˈniquities noun
(an act of) wickedness.
References in classic literature ?
There she is, over an hour late; a little more an' she'd 'a' been caught in a thunder shower, but she'd never look ahead," said Miranda to Jane; "and added to all her other iniquities, if she ain't rigged out in that new dress, steppin' along with her father's dancin'-school steps, and swingin' her parasol for all the world as if she was play-actin'.
Thus will this latter, as the former World, Still tend from bad to worse, till God at last Wearied with their iniquities, withdraw His presence from among them, and avert His holy Eyes; resolving from thenceforth To leave them to thir own polluted wayes; And one peculiar Nation to select From all the rest, of whom to be invok'd, A Nation from one faithful man to spring: Him on this side EUPHRATES yet residing, Bred up in Idol-worship; O that men (Canst thou believe?
But you, madame, so beautiful in reality, you, so pure in appearance, must have committed great iniquities for Lord de Winter to pursue you thus.
But, for the moment, she was unable to launch herself upon one of those enthusiastic, but inconsequent, tirades upon liberty, democracy, the rights of the people, and the iniquities of the Government, in which she delighted.
Her only salvation was trying to fix her attention upon Uncle Mac a portly, placid gentleman, who seemed entirely unconscious of the iniquities of the Clan, and dozed peacefully in his pew corner.
Finally Cyrus crowned his iniquities by stealing the denied lock of Cecily's hair.
There appar ently no whisper of the world's iniquities had ever penetrated.
He ran over the old tale of that savage ruffian's iniquities with a certain vindictive gusto and then concluded unexpectedly:
A great many more iniquities of a similar nature might have been disclosed, only the toast being all eaten, the tea having got very weak, and Sam holding out no indications of meaning to go, Mr.
I believe Labour MPS or ministers were party to turning a blind eye to these iniquities.
But among all these iniquities, the Iran deal will stand out.
The fact that we now have another five years of government of the rich, by the rich and for the rich is due to the iniquities of the first-past-thepost system, and the inability of the Labour Party to counter the Tory comments that the Labour Party's financial mismanagement caused the economic crisis, rather than the Tories' chums in the city.