What does iniquity mean?

Definitions for iniquityɪˈnɪk wɪ ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word iniquity.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. iniquity, wickedness, darkness, dark(noun)

    absence of moral or spiritual values

    "the powers of darkness"

  2. evil, immorality, wickedness, iniquity(noun)

    morally objectionable behavior

  3. injustice, unfairness, iniquity, shabbiness(noun)

    an unjust act


  1. iniquity(Noun)

    Deviation from what is right; wickedness, gross injustice.

  2. iniquity(Noun)

    A wrongful act.

  3. iniquity(Noun)

    Absence of moral or spiritual values, lawlessness.

  4. iniquity(Noun)

    Denial of the sovereignty of God.

  5. Origin: From iniquite, from iniquitas, from iniquus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Iniquity(noun)

    absence of, or deviation from, just dealing; want of rectitude or uprightness; gross injustice; unrighteousness; wickedness; as, the iniquity of bribery; the iniquity of an unjust judge

  2. Iniquity(noun)

    an iniquitous act or thing; a deed of injustice o/ unrighteousness; a sin; a crime

  3. Iniquity(noun)

    a character or personification in the old English moralities, or moral dramas, having the name sometimes of one vice and sometimes of another. See Vice

  4. Origin: [OE. iniquitee, F. iniquit, L. iniquitas, inequality, unfairness, injustice. See Iniquous.]


  1. Iniquity

    Iniquity was a Danish death metal group. Established in 1989, the band released three full-length albums before parting ways in 2004.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Iniquity

    in-ik′wi-ti, n. want of equity or fairness: injustice: wickedness: a crime: one of the names of the Vice, the established buffoon of the old Moralities.—adj. Iniq′uitous, unjust: unreasonable: wicked.—adv. Iniq′uitously. [Fr.,—L. iniquitateminiquus, unequal—in, not, æquus, equal.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of iniquity in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of iniquity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Thomas Browne:

    But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.

  2. Barbara Paley:

    In all things preserve integrity; and the consciousness of thine own uprightness will alleviate the toil of business, soften the hardness of ill-success and disappointments, and give thee an humble confidence before God, when the ingratitude of man, or the iniquity of the times may rob thee of other rewards.

  3. Tom Carter:

    A peek inside the city's many nightspots reveals a Shangri-La-di-da of tiny Shanghai socialites in even tinier outfits dancing provocatively with well-to-do Westerners. But while such sights may draw gasps from some people, the truth is that this kind of thing is nothing new for Shanghai, the Orient's original opium-den of iniquity.

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