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Not accurate:‘false or inaccurate descriptions of goods’‘a forecast that proved wildly inaccurate’
inexact, imprecise, incorrect, wrong, erroneous, faulty, imperfect, flawed, defective, unsound, unreliableout, adrift, wide of the mark, off targetfallacious, false, mistaken, untrue, not true, not rightfalsified, distorted, garbledoff beam, full of holesView synonyms
- ‘The report is a nonsense, based on findings known to be inaccurate, and is full of such inconsistencies.’
- ‘I had the wildly inaccurate thought that it never rained in Southern California.’
- ‘Predictions that the jubilee would flop have proved to be wildly inaccurate.’
- ‘This research into our pay has never been challenged, contradicted or proved inaccurate.’
- ‘He seemed obsessed with discussing a film rather than the food and made a number of inaccurate observations.’
- ‘I do think the article was offensive, inaccurate, poorly timed and unnecessary.’
- ‘In addition, some of the details in the article are quite simply inaccurate.’
- ‘He blamed some failings on vague and inaccurate systems of data collection.’
- ‘They argue that data about whale populations are inaccurate and more research is needed.’
- ‘Records of food cooking temperatures were missing, inaccurate and even falsified.’
- ‘The account of English obscenity laws in the book is wildly inaccurate.’
- ‘What seemed like a superb piece of investigative reporting was, in fact, sloppy and inaccurate.’
- ‘Many customers have been billed and others have been sent inaccurate bills.’
- ‘They might think it an inaccurate, even a rather patronising way to describe their contributions.’
- ‘But it would be both inaccurate and unfair to paint too bleak a picture of education in England.’
- ‘He said the residents' group was making a number of misleading and inaccurate statements.’
- ‘Studies of passive smoking can be inaccurate because they rely on subjects to be honest about the amount they smoke.’
- ‘Your reporter has been inaccurate in her presentation of the facts too.’
- ‘Long term effects of inaccurate insulin supply can be severe and include damage to the eyes, heart and kidneys.’
- ‘Of course such a first impression is unjust and most probably inaccurate.’
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