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accurate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of accurate

  1. 1 being in agreement with the truth or a fact or a standard an accurate count of the number of people coming to the wedding reception Synonyms of accurate correct, bang on [chiefly British], dead-on, exact, good, on-target, precise, proper, right, so, spot-on, true, veraciousWords Related to accurate legitimate, logical, sound, valid; errorless, faultless, flawless, impeccable, inerrant, infallible, letter-perfect, perfect; rigorous, strict, stringentNear Antonyms of accurate defective, faulty, flawed, imperfectAntonyms of accurate false, improper, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, off, untrue, wrong

  2. 2 following an original exactly an accurate translation of the original story Synonyms of accurate faithful, authentic, exact, precise, right, strict, true, veraciousWords Related to accurate lifelike, realistic; careful, conscientious, meticulous, punctilious, scrupulous; authoritative; bona fide, genuine, real, veridicalNear Antonyms of accurate careless, slack, slipshod, slovenly; erroneous, incorrect, invalid, off, unsound, untrue, untruthful, wrongAntonyms of accurate corrupt, corrupted, false, imprecise, inaccurate, inauthentic, inexact, loose, unfaithful

  3. 3 meeting the highest standard of accuracy an accurate thermometer accurate measurements Synonyms of accurate precise, close, delicate, exact, fine, hairline, mathematical, pinpoint, refined, rigorous, spot-onWords Related to accurate correct, right, strict, true; definite, definitive; nice, subtle; careful, fastidious, finical, finicky, meticulousNear Antonyms of accurate approximate, round; false, incorrect, untrue, wrong; careless, loose; indefinite, unclear, vague; doubtful, dubious, questionable, unreliable, untrustworthyAntonyms of accurate coarse, imprecise, inaccurate, inexact, rough

Synonym Discussion of accurate

correct, accurate, exact, precise, nice, right mean conforming to fact, standard, or truth. correct usually implies freedom from fault or error.
    • correct answers
    • socially correct dress
accurate implies fidelity to fact or truth attained by exercise of care.
    • an accurate description
exact stresses a very strict agreement with fact, standard, or truth.
    • exact measurements
precise adds to exact an emphasis on sharpness of definition or delimitation.
    • precise calibration
nice stresses great precision and delicacy of adjustment or discrimination.
    • makes nice distinctions
right is close to correct but has a stronger positive emphasis on conformity to fact or truth rather than mere absence of error or fault.
    • the right thing to do

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