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INIQUITY

 Dictionary entry overview: What does iniquity mean? 

INIQUITY (noun)
  The noun INIQUITY has 3 senses:

1. absence of moral or spiritual values
2. morally objectionable behavior
3. an unjust act

  Familiarity information: INIQUITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INIQUITY (noun)


Sense 1iniquity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Absence of moral or spiritual values

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

iniquity; dark; wickedness; darkness

Context example:

the powers of darkness

Hypernyms ("iniquity" is a kind of...):

condition; status (a state at a particular time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "iniquity"):

foulness (disgusting wickedness and immorality)


Sense 2iniquity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Morally objectionable behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

evil; wickedness; iniquity; immorality

Hypernyms ("iniquity" is a kind of...):

evildoing; transgression (the act of transgressing; the violation of a law or a duty or moral principle)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "iniquity"):

devilry; deviltry (wicked and cruel behavior)

foul play (unfair or treacherous behavior (especially involving violence))

irreverence; violation (a disrespectful act)

sexual immorality (the evil ascribed to sexual acts that violate social conventions)


Sense 3iniquity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unjust act

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

injustice; shabbiness; iniquity; unfairness

Hypernyms ("iniquity" is a kind of...):

actus reus; misconduct; wrongdoing; wrongful conduct (activity that transgresses moral or civil law)


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