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inaccurate

in·ac·cu·rate

inaccurate

 
 
pronunciation:
In aek y riht
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part of speech: adjective
definition: not correct, true, or exact.
What they are saying about Ed is inaccurate.The clock is inaccurate.
synonyms:
false, untrue, wrong
antonyms:
accurate, exact, faithful, precise, truthful
similar words:
amiss, careless, haphazard, mistaken, slipshod
derivations: inaccurately (adv.), inaccurateness (n.)
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The word inaccurate contains the following part:
in-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix in-2 occurs in Latin loanwords and attaches to Latinate bases. The bases of most words prefixed with in-2 are independent adjectives (inadvertent , incognizant ), although the base adjective may no longer be in widespread use (as with incessant ). Exceptions include iniquitous and indignant . -in2 has multiple forms, as the 'n' sound in in-2 assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms ig-, il-2, im-2, and ir-2.