noun, plural in·iq·ui·ties.
Origin of iniquity
Examples from the Web for iniquity
He stormed legendary spots like Palladium and Tunnel, and turned them into strobe-lit dens of iniquity.The Party Monster Lives For the Applause: Michael Alig’s Second Act|Caitlin Dickson|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He read Borges and admired him, but the title of The Universal History of Iniquity gave him an immediate jolt.
Residents of South Carolina divorce at a rate twice as high as for that den of iniquity, Washington, D.C.Marianne Gingrich Interview Casts Doubts on Newt’s New Image|Margaret Carlson|January 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The guerrillas also attacked the hotel, he says, because it was a den of iniquity in the eyes of the puritanical insurgency.
A cynic might question the use of religion as a landing pad when one is tumbling from a place of power into the abyss of iniquity.
The whole of this mystery of iniquity is called the reason of state.
Conscience had been bribed into acquiescence, and the iniquity thrived.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams
The priests of the world cloak their iniquity by saying there is no more revelation.Wilford Woodruff|Matthias F. Cowley
They were born in sin and shapen in iniquity, and in sin did their mothers conceive them.Flowers of Freethought|George W. Foote
Thus they secretly, though perhaps unwittingly, "rejoice in iniquity."A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females|Harvey Newcomb
British Dictionary definitions for iniquity
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for iniquity
Word Origin and History for iniquity
c.1300, "hostility, malevolence; a hostile action," from Old French iniquité "wickedness, unfavorable situation," from Latin iniquitatem (nominative iniquitas) "unequalness, unevenness, injustice," noun of quality from iniquus "unjust, unequal; slanting, steep," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + aequus "just, equal" (see equal). For vowel change, see acquisition. Meaning "evil, wickedness" is from late 14c.