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iniquitous

[ih-nik-wi-tuh s] /ɪˈnɪk wɪ təs/
adjective
1.
characterized by injustice or wickedness; wicked; sinful.
Origin of iniquitous
1720-1730
First recorded in 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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  • My blood be upon your own heads and upon this iniquitous and monstrous tribunal.

    The Strolling Saint Raphael Sabatini
  • I, despoiled by those knaves, the victim of an iniquitous sentence.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • I even made a bet about it, which shows how iniquitous gambling is.

    The Paliser case Edgar Saltus
  • May the New-Orleans compounder be forgiven the iniquitous mixture!

    Bonaventure

    George Washington Cable
  • And that iniquitous Yankee scoundrel who has slipped through my fingers.

    Hunting the Skipper George Manville Fenn
  • He also infringed the iniquitous orders of the thirty tyrants of Athens.

    Christianity and Greek Philosophy Benjamin Franklin Cocker
  • The Pope's face hardened when he read the iniquitous letter.

  • At least he had sent them on to a judgment from which they could not escape with iniquitous smiles.

    The Tyranny of Weakness Charles Neville Buck
  • But Barry's iniquitous proposal to him weighed heavy on his conscience.

    The Kellys and the O'Kellys Anthony Trollope
Word Origin and History for iniquitous
adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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