inaccuracy - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ɪnˈækjʊrəsi/
singularinaccuracy
pluralinaccuracies
  1. 1
    [countable] a statement, detail, or measurement that is not accurate
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  2. 2
    [uncountable] the failure to be accurate

    This was not the usual journalistic inaccuracy but downright lying.