What is another word for approximative?

417 synonyms found


[ ɐpɹˈɒksɪmətˌɪv], [ ɐpɹˈɒksɪmətˌɪv], [ ɐ_p_ɹ_ˈɒ_k_s_ɪ_m_ə_t_ˌɪ_v]

Approximative is a word often used to describe something that is not exact or precise. Some synonyms for this word include approximate, estimated, rough, inexact, imprecise, and ballpark. Other synonyms might include rough-and-ready, uncertain, vague, or loose. These words can be used interchangeably in a variety of contexts where there is some degree of uncertainty or inaccuracy. For example, when describing a rough estimate of a project's timeline or cost, you might use the word approximate or estimated. When describing a measurement that is not exact, you might use the word inexact or imprecise. Whether you are writing an academic paper or a casual blog post, using synonyms for approximative can help you avoid repetition and add nuance to your language.

Synonyms for Approximative:

What are the hypernyms for Approximative?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for approximative?

Approximative means an estimation or an approach which is not precise or exact. The antonyms or opposite words for approximative are accurate, precise, exact, specific, definite and certain. Accurate refers to something that is correct and free from any errors, whereas precise means giving attention to small details and exactness. Specific refers to an item or detail that is clearly defined or identified. Definite refers to something that cannot be doubted, ambiguous or vague. Finally, certain refers to a situation that is beyond doubt or hesitation. These antonyms of approximative specify the importance of exactness and precision in certain areas like mathematics, engineering or scientific experiments where estimations can lead to errors.

Usage examples for Approximative

For Cornelius had not failed to use large words in making mention of the estate and the fortune accompanying it; and in the higher position, as Vavasor considered it, which Mr. Raymount would henceforth occupy as one of the proprietors of England, therefore as a man of influence in his country and its politics, he saw something like an approximative movement in the edges of the gulf that divided him from Hester: she would not unlikely come in for a personal share in this large fortune; and if he could but see a possibility of existence without his aunt's money, he would, he almost said to himself, marry Hester, and take the risk of his aunt's displeasure.
"Weighed and Wanting"
George MacDonald
Except with regard to Spain and the United States, most of the existing commercial statistics of Cuba, prior to 1899, are fragmentary and merely approximative.
"Cuba, Old and New"
Albert Gardner Robinson
This marring of our speech, however, is a minor evil compared with what must follow from the predominance of wealth-acquiring immigrants, whose appreciation of our political and social life must often be as approximative or fatally erroneous as their delivery of our language.
"Impressions of Theophrastus Such"
George Eliot

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