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Synonyms for imperfection
ˌɪm pərˈfɛk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. imperfection, imperfectness(noun)

    the state or an instance of being imperfect


  1. imperfection(noun)

    Those qualities or features that are imperfect; the characteristic, state, or quality of being imperfect.

    You can accept your imperfection or try to improve.


    flawlessness, perfection

  2. imperfection(noun)

    Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.

    He loves me despite my imperfections.


  3. imperfection(noun)

    problem, mark, weakness, flaw, fault

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imperfection

    Whatever mars the beauty or completeness of an object is a blemish, whether original, as squinting eyes, or the result of accident or disease, etc., as the pits of smallpox. A blemish is superficial; a flaw or taint is in structure or substance. In the moral sense, we speak of a blot or stain upon reputation; a flaw or taint in character. A defect is the want or lack of something; fault, primarily a failing, is something that fails of an apparent intent or disappoints a natural expectation; thus a sudden dislocation or displacement of geological strata is called a fault. Figuratively, a blemish comes from one's own ill-doing; a brand or stigma is inflicted by others; as, the brand of infamy.

    blemish, blot, blur, brand, crack, daub, defacement, defect, deformity, dent, disfigurement, disgrace, dishonor, fault, flaw, injury, reproach, smirch, soil, speck, spot, stain, stigma, taint, tarnish

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. imperfection

    deficiency, fault, failing, blemish, vice

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imperfection(n.)

    defect, fault, blemish, stain

  2. imperfection(n.)

    weakness, frailty, foible, failing, vice

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imperfection(n)

    defect, blemish, shortcoming, infirmity, foible, deformity, disfigurement, vice, frailty, fallibility

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "imperfection":

    flaw, inadequacy

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  1. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Man is flawed; universe is imperfect; the functioning of the cosmos is defective! Everything seems to be severely punished by the imperfection! May be the real challenge of men is to correct all these flaws! It is possible to think that God is an evolutionary perfectionist! He creates things as unimportant and faulty; then let them all alone and fateless to evolve to perfection!

  2. Gianni Versace:

    Bold women feel free to stay away from what is expected, with this collection, I wanted to show that side of a woman that isn't afraid to step outside of her comfort zone because she knows that imperfection is the new perfection.

  3. Albano Jeronimo:

    It was all based on imperfection ... I tried to build something, not a character type, more like a human, and we are all imperfections so my aim was just that: build something (that's) not finished.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Interestingly, it's the imperfection that makes things beautiful, even though this viewpoint may seem labyrinthine. Absolute perfection is often unattainable in reality, and yet so many imperfect things can be breathtakingly beautiful. So it must be that either the Perfection is overrated, or that our Imperfections must be making us so unique - and hence most beautiful. I like what Marilyn Monroe said decades ago: "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." So, go ahead and celebrate your differentiating differentness - including the imperfections that make you so beautiful.

  5. Dejan Stojanovic:

    To accomplish the perfect perfection, a little imperfection helps.

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