What is the opposite of exact?

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Opposite of accurate or correct in all details
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“Did you feel in the storytelling there were any particularly glaring omissions or otherwise historically inaccurate stuff?”
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Opposite of being exact or precise in amount, number, or extent
“The central offices seem to control an imprecise number of administrative units made up of between 20 and 100 employees.”
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(of a measurement) Opposite of extremely precise or accurate
“In a rough measurement, a quick off-the-cuff assessment may be all that is required.”
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Opposite of done or made with care and precision
“You should always do a rough draft before the final masterpiece.”
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Opposite of accurate and careful about minor details
“He apparently was sloppy and careless in his work and wanted to rush through things without thinking about the consequences.”
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Opposite of something precise or exact
“We cannot let you through because you have provided improper documents to verify your identity.”
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Opposite of having, including, or paying attention to many small details or features
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Opposite of clean and tidy in appearance or character
“He arrives at our untidy, chaotic office and literally turns his nose up in distaste at the mess.”
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Opposite of concerned with what is actually the case (based on facts)
“The Curmudgeon is a satirical column based on fictitious characters in a mythical village.”
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Opposite of limited in size, amount or extent
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Opposite of done in a systematic way, using experiments or tests
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(of a person) Opposite of strictly conventional in one's manner or behavior
“She was elegant and bookish, while he was casual and endearingly laid-back.”
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Opposite of conclusive or definitive
“She has given us an extremely vague description of the perpetrator, therefore, we cannot press charges.”
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Opposite of like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation
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Opposite of free from exaggeration or distortion
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Opposite of without flaw or error
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Opposite of suitable in the most ideal or precise manner
“Sometimes it is not even necessary for a client to say or do anything to cause us to respond in a suboptimal way.”
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(of a person) Opposite of strictly adhering to rules
“Thankfully, I have a flexible boss who allows me to work from home and look after my children at the same time.”
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Opposite of absolute or significant in degree
“My view is that there is a partial truth in each standpoint, but that both are relative to an even more profound actuality that occupies a neutral position.”
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(of an action) Opposite of performed well and with precision
“The amateur chef would completely massacre the piece of salmon with his sloppy knife strokes.”
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Opposite of prompt or on time
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Opposite of regulated
Verb
Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“In some cases, the court later decides to withdraw the fine because another penalty is feasible and more appropriate.”
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Opposite of to instruct or order (someone) to do something
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Opposite of to implore or make a request for
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Opposite of to obtain money or favors by intimidation, violence, or the misuse of authority
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Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
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Opposite of to require something to be brought about
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Opposite of to cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by someone or something
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Opposite of to evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone
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Opposite of to issue, establish or apply as a charge, fine or penalty
“Richard was to give four major castles to Philip and pay the cost of garrisoning them, along with other compensation.”
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Opposite of to cause to happen by force, especially observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation
“Ticket fees are meant to serve as a punishment to discourage you from breaking the law, so all revenue goes back to the society being impacted by the law breaker's actions.”
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Opposite of to obtain something from an unwilling person
“Trying to coax information out of her and re-thinking all the angles didn't produce any more insight than he'd had before.”
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Opposite of to insist on having something
“We offer this complimentary service to reward you for your loyalty to us.”
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Opposite of to give an authoritative or peremptory order
“I wondered why he would ask me to take out the rubbish when he himself had nothing else on his agenda.”
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