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[mass noun] Immoral or grossly unfair behaviour:‘a den of iniquity’[count noun] ‘the iniquities of British taxation’
sin, crime, transgression, wrongdoing, wrong, offence, injury, vice, violation, atrocity, outragewickedness, sinfulness, immorality, impropriety, vice, evil, sinView synonyms
- ‘Lo, I was begotten in sin, and my mother conceived me in iniquity.’
- ‘True, it's not so big but I'm getting very anxious about this quantitative measuring of iniquity…’
- ‘Though it costs American businesses an estimated $660 billion a year, fraud remains an eerily silent iniquity.’
- ‘For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.’
- ‘This state is described in Psalm 51 as the result of transgressions, iniquity, sin, and evil.’
- ‘From here, abstinence education looks like a sly attempt to shift the responsibility for iniquity from state to individual.’
- ‘Torture evidence is utterly to be rejected here not only because of its iniquity but also because of its manifest unreliability.’
- ‘When it strikes close to home, people may become radicalised to the point that their sole trajectory in life is towards an exposure of the world's iniquity.’
- ‘This iniquity is to remain, and the regulations may even increase the discrimination permitted.’
- ‘This is why he will come to rule NewMediaLand and I will sink further into drunkenness and iniquity.’
- ‘It may be that the house of Judah will hear all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.’
- ‘Don't just tackle the job; do it better, with no more than half as much iniquity, since you can.’
- ‘In fact, this is something a lot of male-owned companies use as a veneer for iniquity.’
- ‘But I'm livid anyway on behalf of those people who do suffer that daily iniquity, and it's that core of injustice that undermines the current taxation system.’
- ‘The iniquity of the result lay in the fact that the losers were the better, more constructive team.’
- ‘Once again, the speaker went back to the 20s to find the roots of historical iniquity, which shows you how little we share in terms of common cultural touchpoints.’
- ‘Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin!’
- ‘What makes me even more mad is that after Oliver had exposed this iniquity, the Government shamelessly tried to seek electoral advantage from it.’
- ‘God imputes to Christ, makes over to Christ, lays upon Christ our iniquity and our sin and our unrighteousness and our wickedness.’
- ‘Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.’
Middle English: from Old French iniquite, from Latin iniquitas, from iniquus, from in- not + aequus equal, just.
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