Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Mistaken or incorrect; not accurate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Mistaken or incorrect; not accurate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not accurate; not according to truth; inexact; not quite correct; incorrect; erroneous

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not accurate; not exact or correct; erroneous; of persons, disposed to commit errors; careless as regards accuracy of statement.
  • Synonyms Incorrect, inexact, blundering, loose.

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

  • adj. not exact

Etymologies

In- equivalent of un- + accurate. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Chris Hogan, spokesman for the International Bottled Water Association, said he's frustrated by what he calls inaccurate information circulating about bottled water during debates about campus bans.

    Colleges moving away from plastic water bottles

  • In a conference call Tuesday, Sino-Forest CEO Allen Chan said he was deeply disappointed by the decline in the company's stock caused by what he called "inaccurate and unfounded" fraud allegations levied in a report by Muddy Waters Research.

    Sino-Forest Posts Loss; Allegations to Hurt Short-Term Business

  • And then, yesterday, the American College of Pediatricians launched their website designed to counter what they call the inaccurate information that has been disseminated to school children:

    The Volokh Conspiracy » District Attorney Suggests That It May Be a Crime for Teachers to Follow the New State Law Mandating Certain Forms of Sex Education

  • * Fallon cites what he calls inaccurate news reports for decision to step aside

    Does Admiral Fallon's Resignation Raise the Probability Of War With Iran?

  • Meanwhile the CEO of Murray Energy -- this is the guy that runs this mine and several others -- spoke today, again, not only briefing the media and briefing the families, which are all at this school here, but also blasting the media at one point for what he called inaccurate reporting.

    CNN Transcript Aug 7, 2007

  • Groups such as the Mining Awareness Resource Group, represented by D.C. lobbying powerhouse Patton Boggs, and the Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association have demanded that they get a chance to review what they call the "inaccurate and faulty" study before the Department of Health and Human Services makes it public.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • WASHINGTON - Facing weakening support among Hispanics, President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Wednesday over what he called an inaccurate and damaging perception that he can fix the nation's flawed immigration system on his own.

    StarTribune.com rss feed

  • RFU chief executive John Steele comes out fighting as job fiasco rumbles on Exclusive: John Steele, the Rugby Football Union chief executive, came out fighting on Friday in an effort to counter what he calls the "inaccurate and untrue negative publicity" of the past couple of days.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Cambodia's prime minister denounced two U.S.-funded radio stations Friday for what he described as inaccurate and unfair reports.

    SFGate: Top News Stories

  • Facing weakening support among Hispanics, President Barack Obama expressed deep frustration Wednesday over what he called an inaccurate and damaging perception that he can fix the nation's flawed immigration system on his own.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

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