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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 for "imperfect":

    flawed, incomplete, inchoate, perfect

How to pronounce imperfect?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
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How to say imperfect in sign language?

  1. imperfect

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How to use imperfect in a sentence?

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    There is something perfect to be found in the imperfect: the law keeps balance through the juxtaposition of beauty, which gains perfection through nurtured imperfection.

  2. Garcia Padilla:

    In facing this crisis, we urge the U.S. Senate to act on PROMESA, which although imperfect, offers an effective solution to address the fiscal emergency we face.

  3. Xiao Gang:

    The abnormal stock market volatility has revealed an immature market, inexperienced investors, an imperfect trading system, and inappropriate supervision mechanisms.

  4. John Ruskin:

    It seems a fantastic paradox, but it is nevertheless an important truth, that no architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect, no good work whatever can be perfect.

  5. Paul Shechtman:

    He was like all of us. He's imperfect, but he was a very good and inspiring United States attorney who made major prosecutions, for those of United States who worked for him, the fact that United States old office is investigating him is a dark day.

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