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Pronunciation: [ɪnˈɪkwɪtəs] (IPA)

The word "iniquitous" refers to something that is grossly unfair, unjust or morally wrong. Synonyms for the word "iniquitous" include "wicked", "immoral", "sinful", "corrupt", "unscrupulous", "villainous", "depraved", "crooked" and "dishonest". These words all share a common theme of describing actions or behavior that is reprehensible and lacking in ethical or moral principles. By using synonyms for "iniquitous", writers can provide emphasis and clarity when discussing negative behaviors or issues. These words can be used interchangeably to describe everything from political corruption and financial fraud to immoral and unethical actions in personal relationships.

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Iniquitous is a word that means wicked or unjust. Some antonyms for this word might include virtuous, ethical, noble, or righteous. These words describe people and actions that are morally upright and just. Another set of antonyms for iniquitous might include fair, equitable, or impartial. These words describe processes or systems that are not biased towards any particular party or group. Ultimately, many people strive to be virtuous and live a righteous and fair life in order to avoid being labeled as iniquitous. By embodying the antonyms of this word, individuals can help to build a more just and equitable society.

Usage examples for Iniquitous

I say war is iniquitous, and the issues, North or South, are not worth it.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
The iniquitous gross earning tax law, as applied to railroads, was repealed at this session.
"Memoirs of Orange Jacobs"
Orange Jacobs
Eat, drink, be merry, iniquitous Earthmen, for you died yesterday!
"Once a Greech"
Evelyn E. Smith

Famous quotes with Iniquitous

  • It is very iniquitous to make me pay my debts, you have no idea of the pain it gives one.
    George Byron
  • Of the unjust rights which in virtue of this ceremony an iniquitous law gives me over the person and property of another, I cannot legally, but I can morally, divest myself.
    Robert Dale Owen
  • Researchers, with science as their authority, will be able to cut -- Animals up, alive, into small pieces, drop them from a great height to see if they are shattered by the fall, or deprive them of sleep for sixteen days and nights continuously for the purposes of an iniquitous monograph... Animal trust, undeserved faith, when at last will you turn away from us? Shall we never tire of deceiving, betraying, tormenting animals before they cease to trust us?
  • Until the People have, by some solemn and authoritative act, annulled or changed the established form, it is binding upon themselves collectively, as well as individually; and no presumption, or even knowledge of their sentiments, can warrant their Representatives in a departure from it, prior to such an act. But it is easy to see, that it would require an uncommon portion of fortitude in the Judges to do their duty as faithful guardians of the Constitution, where Legislative invasions of it had been instigated by the major voice of the community. But it is not with a view to infractions of the Constitution only, that the independence of the Judges may be an essential safeguard against the effects of occasional ill humors in the society. These sometimes extend no farther than to the injury of the private rights of particular classes of citizens, by unjust and partial laws. Here also the firmness of the Judicial magistracy is of vast importance in mitigating the severity, and confining the operation of such laws. It not only serves to moderate the immediate mischiefs of those which may have been passed, but it operates as a check upon the Legislative body in passing them; who, perceiving that obstacles to the success of iniquitous intention are to be expected from the scruples of the Courts, are in a manner compelled, by the very motives of the injustice they meditate, to qualify their attempts.
    Alexander Hamilton
  • Generations of the past have been responsible for certain iniquitous practises, but it remained for the present century to shut the little ones up in factories, stunting physical and mental growth. Because of child labor today the future generation of men and women will suffer. Their career will bear the stamp of human brutality.
    Gertrude Breslau Hunt

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