Inaccuracy vs Howler - What's the difference?

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Inaccuracy is a synonym of howler.

As nouns the difference between inaccuracy and howler

is that inaccuracy is (uncountable) the property of being inaccurate; lack of accuracy while howler is that which howls, especially an animal which howls, such as a wolf or a howler monkey.




  • (uncountable) The property of being inaccurate; lack of accuracy.
  • (countable) A statement, passage etc. that is inaccurate or false.
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  • (uncountable) Incorrect calibration of a measuring device, or incorrect use; lack of precision.
  • Synonyms

    * (property) imprecision, incorrectness, inexactness * (inaccurate/false statement etc.) error, mistake, fault






    (en noun)
  • That which howls, especially an animal which howls, such as a wolf or a howler monkey.
  • A person hired to howl at a funeral
  • Other senses are derivatives of the intensifier "howling", Beale, Paul; Partridge, Eric (1984). A dictionary of slang and unconventional English: colloquialisms and catch-phrases, solecisms and catachreses, nicknames, and vulgarisms. New York: Macmillan. ISBN 0-02-594980-2 as in "howling wilderness", (Deuteronomy 32:10)Holy Bible: King James Version, The Scofield Study Bible III, Duradera Zipper Black. Oxford University Press, USA. 2005. ISBN 0-19-527867-4.
  • A painfully obvious mistake.
  • * 2009 , Tom Burton, Quadrant , November 2009, No. 461 (Volume LIII, Number 11), Quadrant Magazine Limited, page 78:
  • A howler is a glaring mistake, a mistake that cries out to be noticed.
  • A hilarious joke.
  • A bitterly cold day
  • A heavy fall, literally or figuratively
  • A serious accident (especially to come a howler or go a howler, e.g. "Our hansom came a howler"; compare: come a cropper)
  • A tremendous lie
  • A fashionably but extravagantly overdressed man, a "howling swell"
  • A calamity howler is "one that makes dismal predictions of impending disaster"Taylor, D. Wooster. The dust of Frisco Town, dedicated to the calamity howler. Publisher: Paul Elder, San Francisco May be downloaded from:
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