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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  --Burke. 
 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  iniquitous 
  adj  :  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:  {sinful},  {ungodly}] 




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