lack of equity; unfairness; favoritism or bias.
an unfair circumstance or proceeding.
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- inequity , iniquity
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How to use inequity in a sentence
They said the state cannot afford not to address the inequities that currently exist.Lawmakers launch override of Hogan vetoes of schools overhaul, digital ad tax | Ovetta Wiggins, Erin Cox | February 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Whether a survivor or a family member or friend of someone affected by cancer, we all know these numbers put a mirror up to the inequities in our system.Celebrate first lady’s visit to Whitman-Walker, then act | Ted Miller | February 4, 2021 | Washington Blade
It serves to validate male-privilege by asserting that existing inequities reflect nature.
As the global crisis continues to lay bare the deep inequities in our society, it’s clear that we need new ways of thinking to address these systemic issues.VC investment in proptech can yield profits and change lives | Walter Thompson | January 27, 2021 | TechCrunch
The current covid-19 pandemic has shined the spotlight on longstanding health inequities for people of color.
Already Warren has been leading the charge against economic inequity.What Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Can Teach Hillary Clinton | Heather Arnet | October 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nor does the suggestion that her justified complaints about pay inequity played no part in her ouster hold much printer's ink.The Hypocrisy Behind The New York Times’s Abrupt Decapitation of Jill Abramson | Robert Shrum | May 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
What seems at first to be novel about gender inequity gradually reveals itself to be a parable about social class.
This was the face of inequity in Israeli-controlled areas of the West Bank.Seeing It For Myself: Injustice In The South Hebron Hills | Rachel Cohen | July 2, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
But, also—for women like us—call out inequity when you see it!Behind ‘The Good Girls Revolt’: The ‘Newsweek’ Lawsuit That Paved the Way for Women Writers | Jessica Bennett, Jesse Ellison | September 11, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mellie Garson sat on an overturned pickle keg sourly contemplating the inequity of fate.The Duck-footed Hound | James Arthur Kjelgaard
The law guilty of that very inequity which it was its mission to punish!The Law | Frdric Bastiat
However it goes with the rest of the world, America has reached the stage of unfolding whereof inequity at a price wont work.Criminal Types | V. M. Masten
No such monstrosity of legal inequity will, it may be said, be produced.A Leap in the Dark | A.V. Dicey
British Dictionary definitions for inequity
lack of equity; injustice; unfairness
an unjust or unfair act, sentence, etc
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