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Meaning of INIQUITOUS

Pronunciation:  i'nikwitus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed to be a sin; "iniquitous deeds"; "he said it was sinful to wear lipstick"; "ungodly acts"
 

INIQUITOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: sinful, ungodly, wicked
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In*iq"ui*tous\, a. [From {Iniquity}.]
Characterized by iniquity; unjust; wicked; as, an iniquitous
bargain; an iniquitous proceeding.

      Demagogues . . . bribed to this iniquitous service.
                                               --Burke.

Syn: Wicked; wrong; unjust; unrighteous; nefarious; criminal.

Usage: {Iniquitous}, {Wicked}, {Nefarious}. Wicked is the
       generic term. Iniquitous is stronger, denoting a
       violation of the rights of others, usually by fraud or
       circumvention. Nefarious is still stronger, implying a
       breach of the most sacred obligations, and points more
       directly to the intrinsic badness of the deed.

 
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