Definition of nequitia
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LNS
nēquitia, nēquitiae
nequam
noun (f., 1st declension)
  1. bad quality, badness
  2. bad moral quality, idleness, negligence, worthlessness, vileness
  3. Idleness, inactivity, remissness, negligence
  4. Lightness, levity, inconsiderateness
  5. Prodigality, profusion
  6. Profligacy, wantonness, lewdness
Abbreviations
nēquitia, ae, and nēquities (no gen. or dat.), f. nequam, bad quality, badness (very rare): aceti, Plin. 14, 20, 25, § 125.

— Trop., bad moral quality, of all degrees, idleness, negligence, worthlessness, vileness (syn.: malitia, negligentia, ignavia, mollitia; class.). Idleness, inactivity, remissness, negligence: me ipsum inertiae nequitiaeque condemno, Cic. Cat. 1, 2, 4; 1, 11, 29: inertissimi homines, nescio quā singulari nequitiā praediti, id. Fin. 5, 20, 56.

— Lightness, levity, inconsiderateness: omnia mala probra flagitia, quae homines faciunt, in duabus rebus sunt, malitia atque nequitia. Si nequitiam defendere vis, licet, P. African. ap. Gell. 7, 11, 9; Auct. ad Her. 3, 6, 11.

— Prodigality, profusion: quod filii nequitiam videret, Cic. Clu. 51, 141: illum aut nequities ... expellet, Hor. S. 2, 2, 131.

— Profligacy, wantonness, lewdness: uxor pauperis Ibyci Tandem nequitiae pone modum tuae, Hor. C. 3, 15, 1; 3, 4, 78; Ov. F. 1, 414; Phaedr. 3, 8, 15; in plur., Mart. 4, 42, 4.

— Worthlessness, vileness, wickedness, villany: Lucurgus mihi quidem videtur posse hic ad nequitiam adducier, Plaut. Bacch. 1, 2, 4: si domus haec habenda est potius, quam officina nequitiae et diversorium flagitiorum omnium, Cic. Rosc. Am. 46, 134; Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 33, § 87: qui istius insignem nequitiam, frontis involutam integumentis, nondum cernat, id. Pis. 6, 12: maturae mala nequitiae, Juv. 14, 216.
 
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