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nounplural noun inequities

  • Lack of fairness or justice.

    ‘policies aimed at redressing racial inequity’
    • ‘inequities in school financing’
    • ‘We require state interference to redress social inequity and poverty alleviation, our past necessitates that.’
    • ‘Always acutely socially conscious, he was struck by the poverty and social inequity in the countries that he visited.’
    • ‘Child labour thrives in India because of social inequity, official neglect and anti-poor policies.’
    • ‘She believes these are creating unacceptable levels of inequity and unfairness in the income tax code.’
    • ‘She is a rebel against social inequity and for the cause of the underprivileged.’
    • ‘Social inequity gives a lower status to women as being less important, less capable, less central and less valuable than men in society.’
    • ‘The matter is far more complex and there is good evidence that globalisation reduces poverty and inequity.’
    • ‘Patients also felt they had been injured as a result of inequity of access to healthcare due to the high cost of primary care and social deprivation.’
    • ‘She presses her students to think of other consumer experiences that reflect societal inequity.’
    • ‘I'm referring to the kind of gross inequity that dictates that some people should starve and die while others burn money for heat.’
    • ‘But I can say that the level of inequity in the world is not a natural phenomenon, it is designed by men.’
    • ‘Our world is in crisis today: conflict, economic disasters and inequity abound everywhere.’
    • ‘Since when did the Howard Government become a champion of addressing gender inequity in the workplace?’
    • ‘Many of the same tax loopholes that lead to inequity are also economically inefficient, even harmful.’
    • ‘Whichever way you look at it there is inequity between men and women.’
    • ‘The ultimate correction of this kind of inequity probably must await the elimination of poverty.’
    • ‘Gross inequity exists in the provision of stroke services within the UK, and comparisons with mainland Europe show Britain in a poor light.’
    • ‘What are some other relatively easy-to-change practices that perpetuate gender inequity?’
    • ‘Locally held budgets have resulted in ‘postcode prescribing’ in inequity in the availability of medicines.’
    • ‘It remains necessary, however, to address the current inequity between the standards for men and women.’
    unfairness, injustice, unjustness, one-sidedness, partisanship, partiality, favouritism, bias, prejudice, discrimination
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/inˈekwədē/ /ɪnˈɛkwədi/