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Synonyms for imperfect
ɪmˈpɜr fɪkt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. progressive, progressive tense, imperfect, imperfect tense, continuous tense(adj)

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

    Synonyms:
    liberal, progressive, liberalist, imperfect tense, progressive tense, continuous tense

    Antonyms:
    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. imperfect(adj)

    not perfect; defective or inadequate

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

    Synonyms:
    fallible, frail, weak

    Antonyms:
    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, weak(adj)

    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"

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

    Antonyms:
    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

Wiktionary

  1. imperfect(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    defective

  2. imperfect(adjective)

    Not perfect

    Synonyms:
    defective

    Antonyms:
    perfect

  3. imperfect(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    defective

    Antonyms:
    perfect

Editors Contribution

  1. slightly damaged

    the opposite of perfect ; to have fault

    Submitted by acronimous on June 6, 2014  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imperfect(a.)

    Synonyms:
    defective, incomplete, faulty, not entire

  2. imperfect(a.)

    Synonyms:
    weak, frail, erring

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imperfect(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    flawed, incomplete, inchoate, perfect

How to pronounce imperfect?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say imperfect in sign language?

  1. imperfect

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How to use imperfect in a sentence?

  1. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Existence really is an imperfect tense that never becomes a present.

  2. William Howard Taft:

    We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government.

  3. Dejan Stojanovic:

    We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery.

  4. RAMANA PEMMARAJU:

    Perfect Love happens at the most imperfect moments!

  5. Melissa Click:

    But I do not understand the widespread impulse to shame those whose best intentions unfortunately result in imperfect actions. What would our world be like if no one ever took a chance? What if everyone played it safe?


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