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 periodicals archive ?
Arguably, the iniquitousness of a legal rule as understood by Finnis may include not only the conduct-kind it stipulates but also certain conduct- instances where they become iniquitous by virtue of the particular circumstances surrounding them.