characterized by injustice or wickedness; wicked; sinful.


Origin of iniquitous

First recorded in 1720–30; iniquit(y) + -ous
Related formsin·iq·ui·tous·ly, adverbin·iq·ui·tous·ness, nounun·in·iq·ui·tous, adjectiveun·in·iq·ui·tous·ly, adverbun·in·iq·ui·tous·ness, noun

Synonyms for iniquitous

Antonyms for iniquitous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for iniquitous

Contemporary Examples of iniquitous

Historical Examples of iniquitous

  • 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!


    George Washington Cable

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

    Hunting the Skipper

    George Manville Fenn

Word Origin and History for iniquitous

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper