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precise

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of precise

  1. 1 meeting the highest standard of accuracy <a machine which takes very precise measurements of brain tumors> Synonyms accurate, close, delicate, exact, fine, hairline, mathematical, pinpoint, refined, rigorous, spot-on Related Words correct, right, strict, true; definite, definitive; nice, subtle; careful, fastidious, finical, finicky, meticulous Near Antonyms approximate, round; false, incorrect, untrue, wrong; careless, loose; indefinite, unclear, vague; doubtful, dubious, questionable, unreliable, untrustworthy Antonyms coarse, imprecise, inaccurate, inexact, rough

  2. 2 being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard <gave very precise answers to the members of the investigative committee> Synonyms accurate, bang on [chiefly British], dead-on, exact, good, on-target, correct, proper, right, so, spot-on, true, veraciousRelated Words legitimate, logical, sound, valid; errorless, faultless, flawless, impeccable, inerrant, infallible, letter-perfect, perfect; rigorous, strict, stringentNear Antonyms defective, faulty, flawed, imperfectAntonyms false, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, off, untrue, wrong

  3. 3 being neither more nor less than a certain amount, number, or extent <gave him the precise amount that he owed him> Synonyms exact, flat, even, roundNear Antonyms approximate, comparative, near, relative; imprecise

  4. 4 following an original exactly <a precise translation of the original Greek> Synonyms accurate, authentic, exact, faithful, right, strict, true, veraciousRelated Words lifelike, realistic; careful, conscientious, meticulous, punctilious, scrupulous; authoritative; bona fide, genuine, real, veridicalNear Antonyms careless, slack, slipshod, slovenly; erroneous, incorrect, invalid, off, unsound, untrue, untruthful, wrongAntonyms corrupt, corrupted, false, imprecise, inaccurate, inauthentic, inexact, loose, unfaithful

  5. 5 of a particular or exact sort <at that precise moment the lights went out> Synonyms concrete, distinct, especial, peculiar, express, set, special, specificRelated Words lone, only, separate, single, sole, solitary; distinctive, exclusive, individual, unique; limited, restricted; differentiated, specialized; given, specifiedNear Antonyms general, generalized, generic, nonexclusive, universalAntonyms nonspecific




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