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Definition of "iniquitous" []

  • Characterized by iniquity; wicked. (adjective)
  • Lack of justice or righteousness; wickedness; injustice (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A wicked act; sin (noun)

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Use "iniquitous" in a sentence
  • "Robespierre, a narrow, prudish, jealous, puritanical but able lawyer from Arras, with journalists like Desmoulins and Loustallot, inveighed against what they described as iniquitous class legislation that would have excluded from the councils of the French nation Jean"
  • "Having failed in a design, which the word iniquitous is scarcely sufficient to characterise, the House of Assembly decidedly assumed a progressive or reform character."
  • "I'm sorry if I sound preachy or scolding, but reading about Reid's perfidy - and that's not too strong a word, nor is "iniquitous" - really set something set me off, today."