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
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adj 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
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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