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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


    ne plus ultra, perfection, flawlessness


  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:

    flaw, inadequacy

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How to use imperfection in a sentence?

  1. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Education is not a perfect process but it reduces the imperfection in our lives.

  2. 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.

  3. Cometan:

    Call humanity what it is; an imperfection amongst perfection.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Happiness is not in perfection but it is a perception in the midst of imperfection.

  5. 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.

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