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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 Combinations  About this feature
adjective + (n.)inequity apparent, aware, basic, concerned, cultural, disadvantaged, ecological, economic, educational, environmental, existing, fundamental, glaring, global, gross, growing, historic, historical, increasing, obvious, past, perceived, racial, resulting, serious, social, societal, socioeconomic, structural  [See all][See only the most frequent]
verb + (n.)inequity acknowledge, address, adjust, alleviate, complain, compound, confront, correct, create, eliminate, erase, expose, fix, highlight, mitigate, overcome, perceive, perpetuate, prevent, recognize, rectify, redress, reinforce, remedy, resolve, reverse, struggle, uncover  [See all][See only the most frequent]
(n.)inequity + verb arise, challenge, contribute, embed, exist, justify, permit, persist, plague, result, suffer, worsen
noun + (n.)inequity Help atmosphere, cause, class, compensation, complaint, corruption, coverage, deprivation, fragmentation, gender, host, income, inefficiency, inequality, pattern, pay, perception, power, racism, recognition, reduction, remedy, salary, solution, unemployment, victim, wage, wealth  [See all][See only the most frequent]
Word Parts  About this feature
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.