If something is inequitable, it's not not fair or just. If one math class gets a pizza party and another gets an algebra quiz, that's inequitable.

The word inequitable is a fancy way to say "unfair." It adds the prefix in-, or "not," to equitable, "fair and impartial." In law, inequitable conduct has to do with lying or withholding information during the process of suing someone. In more ordinary circumstances, if your brother complains that his half of the cookie you split is smaller, you can shrug and tell him, "Sometimes life is inequitable."

Definitions of inequitable
  1. adjective
    not equitable or fair
    “the inequitable division of wealth”
    inequitable taxation”
    synonyms: unjust
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    equitable, just
    fair to all parties as dictated by reason and conscience
    fair, just
    free from favoritism or self-interest or bias or deception; conforming with established standards or rules
    fair, honest
    gained or earned without cheating or stealing
    without partiality
    used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
    showing lack of favoritism
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