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[in-ek-wi-tuh-buh l] /ɪnˈɛk wɪ tə bəl/
not equitable; unjust or unfair:
an inequitable decision.
Origin of inequitable
1660-17; in-3 + equitable
Related forms
inequitableness, noun
inequitably, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for inequitable
  • It is inherently unfair, inequitable, inaccurate and inconsistent.
  • Tell them it's not normal behavior, even in a stressful or inequitable situation, for someone to have weekly meltdowns.
  • People seemed to be suppressing their indignant reaction in order to accept a reward that was inequitable but appealing.
  • The regime of liberty, for better or worse, is inequitable.
  • Our health-care system is inequitable, inefficient, and too expensive.
  • Local school districts wind up with profoundly inequitable amounts of money per pupil.
  • Governments should recognise, if nothing else, that explicit or implicit subsidies for housing finance are extremely inequitable.
  • It is the inequitable distribution and the exorbitant cost that are the main concerns.
  • In addition, congestion-pricing is no less inequitable than the pricing of bread or clothing.
  • Care is so inequitable that legal and political challenges should be expected.
British Dictionary definitions for inequitable


not equitable; unjust or unfair
Derived Forms
inequitableness, noun
inequitably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for inequitable

1660s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + equitable. Related: Inequitably.

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