[ ih-nik-wi-tuhs ]
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  1. characterized by injustice or wickedness; wicked; sinful.

Origin of iniquitous

First recorded in 1720–30; iniquit(y) + -ous

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Other words from iniquitous

  • in·iq·ui·tous·ly, adverb
  • in·iq·ui·tous·ness, noun
  • un·in·iq·ui·tous, adjective
  • un·in·iq·ui·tous·ly, adverb
  • un·in·iq·ui·tous·ness, noun

Words Nearby iniquitous Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use iniquitous in a sentence

  • And there are those who have a vision, if one can call it that, that sees all the above as not just unfortunate but iniquitous.

  • Besides, the law might be against me—Scotland's iniquitous law; but in Heaven's sight Maude was my wife, not the other.

    Elster's Folly | Mrs. Henry Wood
  • This iniquitous and anti-christian enactment has been carried into effect in several instances.

  • No more will ladies comin' into this counthry have to conceal curling stones in their stockin's to avoid th' iniquitous customs.

    Mr. Dooley Says | Finley Dunne
  • The distinctive trait of civilized man is to obey what the majority of men regard as iniquitous, contrary to conscience.

    My Religion | Leo Tolstoy
  • The iniquitous devices having failed, Herbert did not dare to take away his life.

    Witch, Warlock, and Magician | William Henry Davenport Adams