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Synonyms for imperfection
ˌɪm pərˈfɛk ʃənim·per·fec·tion

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  1. imperfectionnoun

    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. imperfectionnoun

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

    He loves me despite my imperfections.


  3. imperfectionnoun

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. imperfection, imperfectnessnoun

    the state or an instance of being imperfect


    ne plus ultra, perfection, flawlessness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. imperfectionnoun

    defect, fault, blemish, stain

  2. imperfectionnoun

    weakness, frailty, foible, failing, vice

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. imperfectionnoun

    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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How to use imperfection in a sentence?

  1. Anthon St Maarten:

    Like a Columbus of the heart, mind and soul I have hurled myself off the shores of my own fears and limiting beliefs to venture far out into the uncharted territories of my inner truth, in search of what it means to be genuine and at peace with who I really am. I have abandoned the masquerade of living up to the expectations of others and explored the new horizons of what it means to be truly and completely me, in all my amazing imperfection and most splendid insecurity.

  2. Francois Fenelon:

    It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become toward the defects of others.

  3. 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!

  4. Cometan:

    Call humanity what it is; an imperfection amongst perfection.

  5. Tilak Fernando:

    Imperfection impermancy and unpredictability are the three gateways of opening in our reality.

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