Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an inaccurate manner; incorrectly; inexactly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an inaccurate manner; incorrectly; inexactly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an inaccurate manner; incorrectly; erroneously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an inaccurate manner

Etymologies

inaccurate +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I reported the title inaccurately, even managing to misspell it.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • It built that knowledge into the system; if you typed a word inaccurately, Google would give you the right results anyway.

    In the Plex

  • If she does hold such beliefs about the Roman Catholic pontiff, she is not making light of the word "Nazi" when she applies it to Ratzinger; she may be using the word inaccurately, but is not, in so using it, the least bit cavalier.

    Michele Somerville: Should Susan Sarandon Apologize For Calling The Pope A "Nazi?"

  • But because the Food and Drug Administration approved the patch, the company is arguing in court that it cannot be sued by women who claim that they were injured by the product — even though its old label inaccurately described the amount of estrogen it released.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • He never uses a word inaccurately when he has once got hold of its meaning, and his memory never fails.

    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan

  • Why, during his 1987 presidential run, did he lie about his grades in law school, recalling inaccurately that he graduated in the in the "top half" of his class when he actually graduated 76th from a class of 85?

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • These include the fact that they only recorded the frequency rather than the amount of alcohol consumption in the month before people joined the study; there might be bias due to people recalling inaccurately how often they drank alcohol and also the information represents a snapshot of drinking behaviour at one point in time, rather than giving information about fluctuating alcohol consumption over a longer period; and, finally, there were marked differences in age and gender between the RA and the control groups, although the researchers did adjust their results for these factors.

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  • As to whether Obama's comments on Reagan were "inaccurately" reported in any important sense, let's see Krugman's take on it, shall we?

    Obama Hits Bill Again, Faults National Media For Misreporting On Reagan Comments

  • Clinton was already framed "inaccurately" she says, by the misquote "NAFTA is boon".

    Canadian News Station Stands By Obama-NAFTA Story, Names Aide

  • Furthermore, Social Security recipients were allowed to appeal benefit suspensions or denials, but agency employees "inaccurately" told people they couldn't appeal, the law center said.

    Social Security Administration to Pay $500 Million in Settlement

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