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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Iniquitous \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.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: characterized by iniquity; wicked because it is believed
to be a sin; "iniquitous deeds"; "he said it was sinful
to wear lipstick"; "ungodly acts" [syn: iniquitous,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
76 Moby Thesaurus words for "iniquitous":
abominable, arrant, atrocious, bad, baleful, base, bitchy, black,
blamable, blameworthy, criminal, cussed, damnable, dark,
disgraceful, evil, evildoing, execrable, felonious, flagitious,
flagrant, foul, harmful, hateful, heinous, illegal, immoral,
improper, inequitable, infamous, invidious, knavish, low,
malefactory, malefic, maleficent, malfeasant, malicious, malign,
malignant, mean, monstrous, nasty, naughty, nefarious, noxious,
ornery, peccant, rank, reprehensible, reprobate, scandalous,
shameful, sinful, unbalanced, undeserved, undue, unequal,
unequitable, uneven, unforgivable, unjust, unlawful, unmeet,
unmerited, unpardonable, unrightful, unspeakable, unworthy,
vicious, vile, villainous, wicked, wrong, wrongdoing, wrongful
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