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Inexact and inaccurate

incorrect

adjective

wrong, or not accurate or true

inexact

adjective

not exact or accurate

wrong

adjective

not accurate or correct

inaccurate

adjective

not accurate or correct

imprecise

adjective

not exact, accurate, or clear

approximately

adverb

used for showing that an amount, number, time etc is not exact

roughly

adverb

used for showing that an amount, number, time etc is not exact

broadly

adverb

something that is broadly true, accurate, or similar is true, accurate, or similar in the most important ways

questionable

adjective

possibly not true, accurate, or complete

approximate

adjective

not exact, but close to an exact amount, number, time etc

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the occasion on which Jesus Christ was brought back to life after his death, according to the Bible

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