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Inexact and inaccurate - thesaurus

Synonyms

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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all wet

completely wrong

anything

pronoun

used with numbers to show that you are not giving exact information, but that any number is possible within the range you mention

anywhere

adverb

used for saying that a number or amount is within a particular range, when you cannot give a single exact figure

approx.

abbreviation

approximate

approx.

abbreviation

approximately

approximate

adjective

not exact or accurate, but good enough to be useful

arguable

adjective

if something is arguable, you are not completely certain whether it is true or correct

ballpark

adjective

used for talking about amounts that have not been calculated exactly

c

abbreviation

circa: used before a date that is not exact

circa

preposition

formal used before a date or number for showing that it is not exact and may be a little earlier, later, more, or less. Circa is usually written simply as c

close

adjective

spoken nearly correct

close to/near the mark

almost correct

crude

adjective

not exact or accurate, but often good enough for a particular purpose

distantly

adverb

not in detail, or not exactly

erroneous

adjective

formal not correct

false

adjective

based on a mistake or on wrong information

faulty

adjective

a faulty argument or a faulty way of thinking about something contains mistakes that can produce a wrong decision or opinion

freely

adverb

not in an exact way, but giving a general idea of the meaning of something

general

adjective

not specific, exact, or detailed

generalized

adjective

dealing with various different things in a general rather than a specific way

generalized

adjective

with a general cause or effect, rather than a specific one

give or take

used for talking about numbers or quantities that are not exact

imprecision

noun

the fact of being imprecise

inaccuracy

noun

the failure to be accurate

in a manner of speaking

used for saying that something is generally correct, but not exactly

in inverted commas

British used for showing that the word or phrase you are using is not completely accurate or suitable

in the ballpark

mainly American not calculated exactly but within the correct general range

in the neighbourhood of something

near a particular amount in quantity or money

in the region of

used before a number for saying that it is not exact and could be higher or lower

in the vicinity of

used before a number to show that it is not exact

-ish

suffix

used with many numbers to make adverbs meaning approximately

liberal

adjective

not strict or exact

loose

adjective

not exactly accurate in every detail

loosely

adverb

not in an exact or detailed way

nominal

adjective

used about something that is officially described in a particular way when it is not really true or correct

nominal

adjective

the nominal amount or value of something is its official amount or value and not the real one

nominally

adverb

officially described as being or doing something, even though this is not really true

not an exact science

used for saying that an activity is partly based on guessing rather than scientific methods

not exactly

used for saying that something that someone says is not completely right

not far off (the mark)

almost correct or accurate

odd

adjective

informal approximately

off-beam

adjective

informal not correct or accurate

off track

unlikely to be successful or correct

of/in the order of something

near a particular amount, but not exactly

or so

used after an amount of time, money etc to show that the amount is not exact

or so

used for showing that a number or amount is not exact, but it is more than the number or amount that you have mentioned

out

adverb

British used for saying that a number, calculation, or measurement is not correct

rough

adjective

a rough idea or guess is not detailed or exact

roughly

adverb

in a way that is not tidy or exact

roughly speaking

used for giving information that is general and not exact

skewed

adjective

facts, information, or results that are skewed are not accurate because they have been affected by something

something

pronoun

used for giving a description that is not exact or that you are not certain of

something

pronoun

used for giving an amount that is not exact or that you are not certain of

somewhere

adverb

used when giving an amount that is not exact but that is a little more or less

sweeping

adjective

not based on specific facts or details and therefore not completely accurate or fair

thereabouts

adverb

near a particular place, amount, time etc that has been mentioned, but not exactly

to

adverb

used when you say that a number is within a particular range because you are not sure of the exact number

to the nearest pound/thousand etc

if you calculate an amount to the nearest pound/thousand etc, you give the number closest to it which can be divided evenly by /a pound/1,000 etc

uninformed

adjective

not based on knowledge or correct information, and therefore wrong or unsuitable

untrue

adjective

not correct, or not based on fact

vague

adjective

a vague feeling, memory etc is not complete, accurate, or fully formed

wide

adverb

to one side of the point that was aimed at

wide

adjective

going further than the point that was aimed at

wild

adjective

not accurate, or not considered carefully

wild

adjective

not accurately aimed

wrong

adverb

in a way that is not correct

wrongly

adverb

not correctly, or by mistake

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gaslight

to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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Dunning-Kruger effect

the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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