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Antonyms for perfect
ˈpɜr fɪkt; pərˈfɛkt

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. perfect

    That is perfect to which nothing can be added, and from which nothing can be taken without impairing its excellence, marring its symmetry, or detracting from its worth; in this fullest sense God alone is perfect, but in a limited sense anything may be perfect in its kind; as a perfect flower; a copy of a document is perfect when it is accurate in every particular; a vase may be called perfect when entire and unblemished, even tho not artistically faultless; the best judges never pronounce a work of art perfect, because they see always ideal possibilities not yet attained; even the ideal is not perfect, by reason of the imperfection of the human mind; a human character faultlessly holy would be morally perfect tho finite. That which is absolute is free from admixture (as absolute alcohol) and in the highest and fullest sense free from imperfection or limitation; as, absolute holiness and love are attributes of God alone. In philosophical language, absolute signifies free from all necessary, or even from all possible relations, not dependent or limited, unrelated and unconditioned; truth immediately known, as intuitive truth, is absolute; God, as self-existent and free from all limitation or dependence, is called the absolute Being, or simply the Absolute. Compare INNOCENT; INFINITE; RADICAL.

    Antonyms:
    bad, blemished, corrupt, corrupted, defaced, defective, deficient, deformed, fallible, faulty, imperfect, incomplete, inferior, insufficient, marred, meager, perverted, poor, ruined, scant, short, spoiled, worthless

    Synonyms:
    absolute, accurate, blameless, complete, completed, consummate, correct, entire, faultless, finished, holy, ideal, immaculate, sinless, spotless, stainless, unblemished, undefiled

Princeton's WordNet

  1. perfective, perfective tense, perfect, perfect tenseadjective

    a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)

    Antonyms:
    defective, blemished, inexact, flawed, faulty, mitigated, broken, imperfect, corrupt, corrupted, irregular, imperfectible

    Synonyms:
    perfective aspect, perfective, perfect tense, perfective tense

  2. perfectadjective

    being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish

    "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day"

    Antonyms:
    flawed, corrupted, faulty, imperfectible, irregular, inexact, mitigated, imperfect, blemished, corrupt, defective, broken

    Synonyms:
    sodding(a), complete(a), thoroughgoing(a), staring(a), everlasting(a), utter(a), perfect(a), gross(a), consummate(a), unadulterated, arrant(a), stark(a), double-dyed(a), pure(a)

  3. arrant(a), complete(a), consummate(a), double-dyed(a), everlasting(a), gross(a), perfect(a), pure(a), sodding(a), stark(a), staring(a), thoroughgoing(a), utter(a), unadulteratedadjective

    without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers

    "an arrant fool"; "a complete coward"; "a consummate fool"; "a double-dyed villain"; "gross negligence"; "a perfect idiot"; "pure folly"; "what a sodding mess"; "stark staring mad"; "a thoroughgoing villain"; "utter nonsense"; "the unadulterated truth"

    Antonyms:
    faulty, mitigated, defective, broken, corrupt, flawed, imperfect, blemished, corrupted, imperfectible, irregular, inexact

  4. perfectverb

    precisely accurate or exact

    "perfect timing"

    Antonyms:
    corrupted, corrupt, defective, imperfect, mitigated, blemished, irregular, imperfectible, inexact, faulty, broken, flawed

    Synonyms:
    sodding(a), complete(a), thoroughgoing(a), staring(a), everlasting(a), utter(a), perfect(a), gross(a), consummate(a), unadulterated, arrant(a), stark(a), double-dyed(a), pure(a)

  5. perfect, honeverb

    make perfect or complete

    "perfect your French in Paris!"

    Antonyms:
    irregular, broken, mitigated, flawed, imperfect, blemished, imperfectible, inexact, faulty, corrupted, corrupt, defective

    Synonyms:
    hone

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. perfectadjective

    Antonyms:
    imperfect

    Synonyms:
    consummate, faultless, flawless, exquisite, inviolate, impeccable, infallible, correct, mature, ideal, irreproachable, blameless

  2. perfectverb

    Synonyms:
    consummate, elaborate, retouch, develop

How to use perfect in a sentence?

  1. Bryce Harper:

    It was kind of the perfect storm for them, not signing me, they were able to go out and get the starting pitching that they needed and the pitching that they needed for their bullpen.

  2. The Brit:

    It's the house of my dreams, a home is, for me, the foundation of a life, and I've got so much coming up in the next few months, the next few years, that I need a solid base, and the timing of it all is just so perfect.

  3. Jon Jarvis:

    There’s a revitalization going on here and it’s the perfect time for the National Park Service to join in.

  4. Tony DeMatteo:

    I have no background in this, I just do it for fun for my kids, and that's what makes it so great, it's also been a rough year for a lot of people so we decided this would be a perfect opportunity to put a smile on people's face and just give them a sense of normalcy.

  5. James Comey:

    Andy’s 19 years of experience, combined with his vision, judgment and ability to communicate, make him a perfect fit for this job.

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