Inaccurate In*ac"cu*rate, a. Not accurate; not according to truth; inexact; not quite correct; incorrect; erroneous; as, in inaccurate man, narration, copy, judgment, calculation, etc.

Note: 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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The expression is plainly inaccurate. --Bp. Hurd.

Syn: Inexact; incorrect; erroneous; faulty; imperfect; incomplete; defective. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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