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[ in-ak-yer-it ]


  1. not accurate; incorrect or untrue.

    Synonyms: faulty, wrong, erroneous, loose, inexact

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Other Words From

  • in·accu·rate·ly adverb
  • in·accu·rate·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of inaccurate1

First recorded in 1730–40; in- 3 + accurate

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Example Sentences

I have it on right now and it suggests the tone of this post is “concerned,” which isn’t totally inaccurate.

Eitan Hersh, a professor at Tufts who testified to Congress after the Cambridge Analytica scandal in 2016, believes the data—particularly the modeled attributes—is inaccurate to the point of hindering its usefulness for campaigns.

However, because protecting the Ethics process is an imperative for the Party I can say that it would be inaccurate to say that the complaint is closed or that no action was taken.

Both the hardware and software need to be improved over time to reduce inaccurate predictions, and Steindorfer argues that the whole system needs to be thought of as a continued work in progress.

You can imagine why it’s important to identify the difference between accurate and inaccurate statistical discrimination.

It would be inaccurate though to call SIX a direct antidote to ALEC.

“The Commission did not instruct Mr. Wright to approve inaccurate wellbore completion reports,” according to the letter.

Yes, 2014 was a big Republican win, but this idea that Obama showed exceptional weakness in the midterms is simply inaccurate.

Others have found its portrayal of Southern life offensive, exploitative, or inaccurate.

She slammed the media, saying the coverage has been scant and inaccurate.

His works were popular for a time, until they were discovered to be very inaccurate, and carelessly compiled.

Mr. Haywood is evidently inaccurate in writing evristic, which is wrong in Greek as well as in German and English.

The history of the late session was known to the Spaniards principally by inaccurate reports brought by Irish friars.

Zoe never had a brother, so the relationship, at all events, is inaccurate.

Williams had shown himself to be an inaccurate conveyancer in the drafting of the original deed.


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More About Inaccurate

What does inaccurate mean?

Inaccurate describes something that is incorrect, false, or not quite right, as in I came home at 9:30 last night, so saying I was out all night is inaccurate.

Inaccurate is the opposite of accurate, which describes something being free of defects or errors. You might describe a scale is inaccurate if it doesn’t show the precise weight of something.

Inaccurate can also describe something that is wrong or untrue. You could claim that the lie your brother told about you is inaccurate, especially if there’s a bit of truth in what he said but overall it’s wrong.

Example: The results of the test were inaccurate, but they can be used to improve the next one.

Where does inaccurate come from?

The first records of the term inaccurate come from around 1730. It combines the Latin prefix in, which has a negative force, and the Latin accūrātus, meaning “carefully prepared.”

Inaccurate can mean “imprecise” in the sense that the thing being described is not perfectly correct. However, imprecise can also mean “vague or ill-defined,” while inaccurate does not. Being precise with your word choice will help to speak and write more accurately, which other people will appreciate.

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  • inaccurately (adverb)
  • inaccurateness (noun)

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The speaker claimed that the sun rises in the west, which is inaccurate.

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