[in-ek-wi-tuh-buh l]


not equitable; unjust or unfair: an inequitable decision.

Origin of inequitable

First recorded in 1660–17; in-3 + equitable
Related formsin·eq·ui·ta·ble·ness, nounin·eq·ui·ta·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of inequitable

  • We cannot merely try to recapture the stilted, inequitable, broken economy we left behind.

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Historical Examples of inequitable

British Dictionary definitions for inequitable



not equitable; unjust or unfair
Derived Formsinequitableness, nouninequitably, 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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