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Definitions for inaccurate
ɪnˈæk yər ɪtin·ac·cu·rate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inaccurateadjective

    not exact

    "an inaccurate translation"; "the thermometer is inaccurate"


  1. Inaccurateadjective

    Not accurate; not according to truth; inexact; not quite correct; incorrect; erroneous; as, in inaccurate man, narration, copy, judgment, calculation, etc. The term inaccurate is usually used when an assertion or result is near to the truth, but not exactly, or has some basis for belief; however, it is sometimes used as a gentle euphemism for wrong even if the error is flagrant.


  1. inaccurateadjective

    Mistaken or incorrect; not accurate.

  2. Etymology: In- equivalent of un- + accurate.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inaccurateadjective

    Not exact; not accurate. It is used sometimes of persons, but more frequently of performances.

    Etymology: in and accurate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inaccurateadjective

    not accurate; not according to truth; inexact; incorrect; erroneous; as, in inaccurate man, narration, copy, judgment, calculation, etc

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inaccurate

    in-ak′kūr-āt, adj. not exact or correct: erroneous.—n. Inac′curacy, want of exactness: mistake.—adv. Inac′curately.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inaccurate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inaccurate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of inaccurate in a Sentence

  1. Naomi Wolf:

    It’s inaccurate and wrong and in my view betrays a misunderstanding of 19th-century sodomy law and also shows they didn’t read the book clearly, i stand by my work. I cited everything I cited correctly, based on the proceedings of the Old Bailey. There was no carve out (under the then sodomy laws) for consenting gay sex as we would call it today. It was a crime.

  2. New Orleans:

    These monuments have stood not as historic or educational markers of our legacy of slavery and segregation, but in celebration of it, to literally put the Confederacy on a pedestal in some of our most prominent public places is not only an inaccurate reflection of our past, it is an affront to our present, and a bad prescription for our future. We should not be afraid to confront and reconcile our past.

  3. Seymour Hersh:

    This series of self-serving and inaccurate statements would create chaos in the weeks following.

  4. The Trump campaign:

    Unlike Megyn Kelly, who resorts to putting out statements via FOX News, Mr. Trump will continue to defend himself against the inordinate amount of unfair and inaccurate coverage he receives on her second-rate show each night.

  5. John Dowd:

    I do not intend to address every inaccurate statement attributed to me -- but I do want to make this clear : there was no so-called' practice session' or're - enactment' of a mock interview at the Special Counsel's office, further, I did not refer to the President as a' liar' and did not say that he was likely to end up in an' orange jump suit'. It was a great honor and distinct privilege to serve President Trump.

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. carry
    • B. demolish
    • C. conform
    • D. deny

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