[in-ig-zak-ti-tood, -tyood]


the quality or state of being inexact or inaccurate; inexactness.
an instance of this.

Origin of inexactitude

From French, dating back to 1780–90; see origin at in-3, exactitude Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for inexactitude

Historical Examples of inexactitude

  • The German inexactitude farmer is sowing seed on barren soil.

    Private Peat

    Harold R. Peat

  • This is one instance of the use of colour to conceal the inexactitude of the craftsman.

  • This, of course, was an "inexactitude" comparable to the belief in the Mole's lack of eyes and ears.

  • At every turn in his life we are reminded of his inexactitude—especially in autobiographical details.

  • Mrs. Lessways warmly deprecated any apology for inexactitude, and wiped her sympathetic eyes.

    Hilda Lessways

    Arnold Bennett

Word Origin and History for inexactitude

1786, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + exactitude.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper