inequitable

[in-ek-wi-tuh-buh l]

adjective

not equitable; unjust or unfair: an inequitable decision.

Nearby words

  1. ineptitude,
  2. ineptly,
  3. inequable,
  4. inequality,
  5. inequilateral,
  6. inequity,
  7. inequivalve,
  8. ineradicable,
  9. inerasable,
  10. inerrable

Origin of inequitable

First recorded in 1660–17; in-3 + equitable

Related formsin·eq·ui·ta·ble·ness, nounin·eq·ui·ta·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inequitable

inequitable

adjective

not equitable; unjust or unfair
Derived Formsinequitableness, nouninequitably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inequitable

inequitable

adj.

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

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