in·​ex·​ac·​ti·​tude (ˌ)i-ˌnig-ˈzak-tə-ˌtüd How to pronounce inexactitude (audio)
: lack of exactitude or precision
: an instance of inexactness

Examples of inexactitude in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So much of the film turns on such evocative inexactitude, on our ability to wonder (and wander) about the image. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 7 Apr. 2021 Bruno was fed up with berating his cooks for all their mistakes and inexactitudes, not to mention the grumbling. Jonathan Kauffman,, 22 June 2018 For people like Davis, there is clearly a freedom that comes with this inexactitude. Katy Steinmetz, Time, 3 Apr. 2018

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Word History


French, from inexact

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of inexactitude was in 1782

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“Inexactitude.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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