imprecise

If you’re being imprecise, you’re not being exact. If you try to draw a perfect circle with your eyes closed, your drawing will probably be imprecise.

One field where imprecise measurements can turn out to be troublesome is cooking. If you add an imprecise amount of flour into pizza dough, you will either get a crumbly, floury mess that won't stick together, or a big, gooey glob of dough that you can't roll out into a flat crust. Either way, your pizza will not turn out very well, and you might want to remeasure or order from the local pizza place!

Definitions of imprecise
  1. adjective
    not precise
    imprecise astronomical observations”
    “the terms he used were imprecise and emotional”
    Synonyms:
    inaccurate
    not exact
    inexact
    not exact
    general
    applying to all or most members of a category or group
    general
    somewhat indefinite
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    Antonyms:
    precise
    sharply exact or accurate or delimited
    accurate
    conforming exactly or almost exactly to fact or to a standard or performing with total accuracy
    distinct
    easy to perceive; especially clearly outlined
    exact
    marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
    specific
    (sometimes followed by `to') applying to or characterized by or distinguishing something particular or special or unique
    dead
    unerringly accurate
    fine
    minutely precise especially in differences in meaning
    finespun, hairsplitting
    developed in excessively fine detail
    meticulous, punctilious
    marked by precise accordance with details
    microscopic
    extremely precise with great attention to details
    nice, skillful
    done with delicacy and skill
    on the button, on the nose
    being precise with regard to a prescribed or specified criterion
    very
    precisely as stated
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