in·​ac·​cu·​rate (ˌ)i-ˈna-kyə-rət How to pronounce inaccurate (audio)
: not accurate : faulty
inaccurate information
(ˌ)i-ˈna-kyə-rət-lē How to pronounce inaccurate (audio)

Examples of inaccurate in a Sentence

he claimed that the TV ratings were inaccurate because they didn't take into account all those viewers in health clubs the estimate is inaccurate, but will do for our purposes
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Word History

First Known Use

1738, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of inaccurate was in 1738

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“Inaccurate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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in·​ac·​cu·​rate (ˈ)in-ˈak-yə-rət How to pronounce inaccurate (audio)
: not accurate : not correct or exact
inaccurate information
inaccurately adverb

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