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inexactitude

[in-ig-zak-ti-tood, -tyood] /ˌɪn ɪgˈzæk tɪˌtud, -ˌtyud/
noun
1.
the quality or state of being inexact or inaccurate; inexactness.
2.
an instance of this.
Origin of inexactitude
1780-1790
1780-90; < French; see in-3, exactitude
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  • The German inexactitude farmer is sowing seed on barren soil.

    Private Peat Harold R. Peat
  • This, of course, was an "inexactitude" comparable to the belief in the Mole's lack of eyes and ears.

  • This is one instance of the use of colour to conceal the inexactitude of the craftsman.

  • At every turn in his life we are reminded of his inexactitude—especially in autobiographical details.

  • The father ignored the inexactitude of such words, and gratefully accepted the lie as a proof of friendship.

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • Mrs. Lessways warmly deprecated any apology for inexactitude, and wiped her sympathetic eyes.

    Hilda Lessways Arnold Bennett
Word Origin and History for inexactitude
n.

1786, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + exactitude.

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