margin of error : a small amount that is allowed for in case of miscalculation or change of circumstances.

What I commonly read is

  1. Low margin of error
  2. Small margin of error

Is it acceptable to use other adjectives to describe margin of error? For e.g.

  • Less forgiving
  • avoidable
  • appalling

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Sure. "Margin of error" is a noun phrase. If you want to characterize it with the adjectives "damnable" or "trivial" or "catastrophic", you can do that.

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