Word of the Day Archive
Thursday March 15, 2012
Characterized by injustice or wickedness; wicked; sinful.
The commission was charged now with the task of discovering the iniquitous conspiracy against the Citizen-Saviour of his country.
-- Joseph Conrad, Nostromo
Anything else would be iniquitous - iniquitous is the only word. You know as well as I do that there is not the remotest chance of her ever being able to earn any money for herself out here.
-- Jean Rhys, Voyage in the Dark
Iniquitous literally meant "unfair" in Latin, as its clear roots betray.