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Synonyms for imperfect
ɪmˈpɜr fɪktim·per·fect

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  1. imperfectadjective


  2. imperfectadjective

    Not perfect



  3. imperfectadjective

    unisexual: having either male (with stamens) or female (with pistil) flowers, but not with both.



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  1. progressive, progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tenseadjective

    a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going

    liberal, progressive, liberalist, imperfect tense, progressive tense, continuous tense

    unflawed, immaculate, idealized, errorless, cold, consummate, complete, uncorrupted, flawless, pluperfect, impeccable, perfectible, clean, down pat(p), undefiled, idyllic, clear, faultless, nonhuman, idealised, mastered, ideal, mint(a), down, perfect

  2. imperfectadjective

    not perfect; defective or inadequate

    "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect"

    fallible, frail, weak

    clear, flawless, errorless, ideal, mastered, idealised, immaculate, mint(a), idealized, faultless, pluperfect, nonhuman, clean, consummate, down pat(p), cold, perfectible, down, impeccable, undefiled, complete, perfect, unflawed, idyllic, uncorrupted

  3. fallible, frail, imperfect, weakadjective

    wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

    "I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity"

    weak, watery, infirm, unaccented, weakly, rickety, debile, delicate, sapless, frail, washy, faint, decrepit, light, fallible, feeble, fragile

    idealised, pluperfect, perfect, idealized, flawless, nonhuman, down pat(p), uncorrupted, undefiled, down, mint(a), idyllic, mastered, clear, errorless, consummate, clean, cold, faultless, impeccable, perfectible, unflawed, ideal, immaculate, complete

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  1. slightly damaged

    the opposite of perfect ; to have fault

    Submitted by acronimous on June 6, 2014  

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  1. imperfectadjective

    defective, incomplete, faulty, not entire

  2. imperfectadjective

    weak, frail, erring

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  1. imperfectadjective

    defective, faulty, deficient, undeveloped, abortive, fallible, frail, errable

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  1. List of paraphrases for "imperfect":

    flawed, incomplete, inchoate, perfect

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How to use imperfect in a sentence?

  1. Alden Nowlan:

    The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect he becomes an adolescent the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult the day he forgives himself he becomes wise.

  2. House Speaker John Boehner:

    It's based on how I vote and what I do here. And frankly, the Congress on both sides of the aisle, I'd say 95% of the people here are good, honest, decent people trying to represent their constituents to the best of their ability, we live in an imperfect political system.

  3. Lawrence Kleinman:

    But it's not fully sufficient because it's imperfect. They're all imperfect layers.

  4. Lawrence Kleinman:

    We have layers of protection. And getting vaccinated is maybe the most important of those layers, but it's not fully sufficient because it's imperfect. They're all imperfect layers.

  5. Joseph Priestly:

    In completing one discovery we never fail to get an imperfect knowledge of others of which we could have no idea before, so that we cannot solve one doubt without creating several new ones.

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