Definition of inequitable in English:

inequitable

adjective

  • Unfair; unjust.

    ‘the present taxes are inequitable’
    • ‘It would be inequitable and inhumane to limit healthcare only to those who have a current or future economic benefit to society.’
    • ‘When there is inequitable treatment, you get riots.’
    • ‘What we get instead is an inequitable health system and the widening of the class divide.’
    • ‘The current rating system and its computation is both cumbersome and inequitable and we need to lobby for a change.’
    • ‘What specific elections have had inequitable results, and what is it about the way these elections are conducted that has gone wrong?’
    • ‘I too have been very concerned since this Government took office at the increasingly inequitable treatment of the nations of Great Britain.’
    • ‘The situation is quite inequitable and causes Legal Aid to be yet another depressed and disappearing public service, only missed when gone or very hard to find.’
    • ‘It's Hubbard's contention that eight nations are running the world in a shambolic, criminally inequitable way.’
    • ‘He says the tax system is both inequitable and inefficient.’
    • ‘Civilisation as we know it today can only lead to an increasingly unjust, and inequitable, distribution of power across the globe.’
    • ‘In these days of globalisation, the global picture of women is most ignoble and inequitable.’
    • ‘Ibec also points out that rates are applied in an inequitable manner, as only commercial enterprises are charged.’
    • ‘Many ‘developing’ economies are either not developing at all or are becoming ever more inequitable.’
    • ‘Within this diminishing share, the distribution of wages has also become more inequitable.’
    • ‘He said the NHS is inequitable in many ways, but that not everyone had access to excellence in health services, and he wanted that to change.’
    • ‘EU nationals are among those not currently asked to declare criminal convictions, leaving the system open to complaints that it is inequitable.’
    • ‘This unit will also act as a central point to collect information to challenge unfair, inequitable and unjust practices.’
    • ‘It may well be that the working class first or most severely appreciates the inequitable nature of the world, but disregard for the law can become widespread.’
    • ‘And we don't need the mass conscription for combat that we had in World War II or the inequitable draft in Vietnam.’
    • ‘The more inaccessible our post-secondary education becomes, the more inequitable society will become.’
    unfair, unjust, discriminatory, preferential, one-sided, unequal, uneven, unbalanced, loaded, weighted, slanted, non-objective, biased, partisan, partial, prejudiced
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Pronunciation

inequitable

/ɪnˈɛkwɪtəb(ə)l/