What is the opposite of precise?

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Opposite of marked by exactness and accuracy of expression or detail
“The narrator explains that her story is an inexact reconstruction of events.”
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Opposite of used to emphasize that one is referring to an exact and particular thing
“We must note, however, that all these findings are etiologically nonspecific.”
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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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(of a skill or movement) Opposite of requiring finesse
“The incorporation of apparently unexacting brush strokes across complex pencil work may appear straightforward, but it is a courageous addition.”
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Opposite of being exact or precise in amount, number, or extent
“Can you please provide me with an estimated value of the house?”
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(of statements or instructions) Opposite of precise and clear
“He's a good worker, but he will not understand what needs to be done if you give him vague instructions.”
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Opposite of exact in correspondence or adherence to something; not allowing or admitting deviation or relaxation
“For the kids, the rules can probably be adhered to in a loose manner.”
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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 real and exactly what it appears to be
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“We were surprised at the amount of fake merchandise available for sale.”
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Opposite of done in a systematic way, using experiments or tests
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Opposite of firm, clear, and precise
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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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(of writing) Opposite of relatively brief in extent
“There is no way I can survive this long and boring lecture.”
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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 easy to understand
“It is a complicated problem that will require a bit of mulling over.”
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Opposite of having or including many small details or features
“Alexa, give me a summarized report on the development of my shares!”
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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 elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste
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Opposite of done or made with care and precision
“Julie drew a rough sketch of the cake that she had planned to bake.”
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Opposite of physically separate
“Many of the woods have identical growth rings, suggesting that the climate was only weakly seasonal, and probably warm temperate to subtropical.”
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(of a sense) Opposite of having or showing great perception or insight
“Due to his age, little Gip may have weak eyes, but he still whips his tail into a frenzy when he sees me.”
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Opposite of like an old maid
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Opposite of of or according to the rules of logic or formal argument
“She gave me a wild and incoherent explanation about habitation on the planet Mars.”
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Opposite of clearly perceptible or self-explanatory
“Vision of the elusive bigfoot was unclear and inconclusive.”
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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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(especially of a price, rate, or time) Opposite of having been firmly established and typically not subject to change
“Meal times are flexible and there is a choice of menus to ensure people's dietary and religious food needs are followed”
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Opposite of known but specified in a general and nonexplicit sense
“He left seeking yet another unrecognized area of research.”
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Opposite of having or showing great perception or insight
“The surgeon reported that he would have temporarily impaired motor skills due to the accident.”
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Opposite of denoting or relating to an action that takes place at a particular point in time
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Opposite of like a living being, resembling life, giving an accurate representation
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Opposite of detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
“We must have all discussed at some time or another the reliability of a piece of equipment, whether a complex system such as a car or an unsophisticated device like a tin opener.”
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Opposite of distinct or special to a specific individual, thing or circumstance
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Opposite of brief, concise, and to the point
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