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iniquitous

[ih-nik-wi-tuh s] /ɪˈnɪk wɪ təs/
adjective
1.
characterized by injustice or wickedness; wicked; sinful.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; iniquit(y) + -ous
Related forms
iniquitously, adverb
iniquitousness, noun
uniniquitous, adjective
uniniquitously, adverb
uniniquitousness, noun
Synonyms
flagitious, nefarious, perverse, evil, base, unjust, wrong.
Antonyms
righteous.
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  • The only power that has actually used these iniquitous weapons is determined to preserve its hegemony by them.
  • Legislation equally iniquitous as this, it is to be taken for granted, will follow.
  • Public policy may require that the erring driver be treated as if he were iniquitous, but its command here is to the contrary.
Word Origin and History for iniquitous
adj.

1726, from iniquity + -ous. Related: Iniquitously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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