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inequity

in·eq·ui·ty

inequity

 
pronunciation:
In e kwih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: inequities
definition 1: lack of fairness; injustice.
antonyms:
equity
similar words:
iniquity, injustice
definition 2: an instance of unfairness or injustice.
antonyms:
equity
similar words:
injustice
Word Parts
The word inequity contains the following parts:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.