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- (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /ɪˈnɪkwitəs/
Audio (Southern England) (file)
- Hyphenation: in‧i‧quit‧ous
iniquitous (comparative more iniquitous, superlative most iniquitous)
- Wicked or sinful.
- Synonyms: flagitious, nefarious
- 1910, Jack London, Burning Daylight:
- This public making of him over into an iniquitous monster had pretty well crushed any lingering hope he had of getting acquainted with Dede Mason.
- Morally objectionable.
- Synonym: perverse
- 1813 January 27, [Jane Austen], Pride and Prejudice, volume (please specify |volume=I to III), London: […] [George Sidney] for T[homas] Egerton […], →OCLC:
- "It certainly is a most iniquitous affair," said Mr. Bennet, "and nothing can clear Mr. Collins from the guilt of inheriting Longbourn.
- 1855 January 5, Anthony Trollope, “Mr. Bold’s Visit to Plumstead”, in The Warden, London: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, →OCLC, page 193:
- Are you aware, sir, that we have gone to enormous expense to resist this iniquitous attempt of yours?
- 1979, Blake Edwards, 10, spoken by Neighbor:
- I've had it. That's it George! For one year now, I've been providing X-rated entertainment and you reciprocate with PG! It's an iniquitous arrangement!