inaccurate

[in-ak-yer-it]

adjective

not accurate; incorrect or untrue.

Nearby words

  1. ina,
  2. inability,
  3. inable,
  4. inaccessible,
  5. inaccuracy,
  6. inaction,
  7. inactivate,
  8. inactivated poliovirus vaccine,
  9. inactive,
  10. inactive repressor

Origin of inaccurate

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

Related formsin·ac·cu·rate·ly, adverbin·ac·cu·rate·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for inaccurate

inaccurate

adjective

not accurate; imprecise, inexact, or erroneous
Derived Formsinaccurately, adverbinaccurateness, noun

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Word Origin and History for inaccurate

inaccurate

adj.

1738, from in- (1) "not" + accurate. Related: Inaccurately (1660s).

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