imperfect

Something imperfect has flaws, errors, or problems. Imperfect is the opposite of perfect.

Imperfect comes from the Latin word imperfectus, meaning “incomplete." If you have an imperfect knowledge of French, you might be able to order a coffee in Paris but not chat with the waiter. Something imperfect is unfinished or damaged in some way. Scuffed silver shoes are imperfect. A great baseball player who makes one error is imperfect. Getting 100 on a test is perfect, but getting a 98 is imperfect. If it’s lacking something, it’s imperfect.

Primary Meanings of imperfect

1.
adj
not perfect; defective or inadequate
2.
n
a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
Full Definitions of imperfect
1

adj not perfect; defective or inadequate

“had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities”
imperfect mortals”
“drainage here is imperfect
Synonyms:
blemished
marred by imperfections
broken
physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
blemished, flawed
having a blemish or flaw
broken
imperfectly spoken or written
corrupt, corrupted
containing errors or alterations
defective, faulty
having a defect
imperfectible
capable of being made imperfect
irregular
falling below the manufacturer's standard
Antonyms:
perfect
being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish
unblemished, unmarred, unmutilated
free from physical or moral spots or stains
unbroken
not broken; whole and intact; in one piece
exact
marked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
clean
(of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense
clear
free from flaw or blemish or impurity
cold
marked by errorless familiarity
complete, consummate
perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities
down, down pat, mastered
understood perfectly
errorless
free from error
faultless, immaculate, impeccable
without fault or error
flawless, unflawed
without a flaw
ideal
conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence; embodying an ideal
idealised, idealized
exalted to an ideal perfection or excellence
idyllic
excellent and delightful in all respects
mint
as if new
perfectible
capable of becoming or being made perfect
pluperfect
more than perfect
uncorrupted, undefiled
(of language) not having its purity or excellence debased
utopian
characterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection
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adj wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

Synonyms:
fallible, frail, weak
human
having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings
2

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

Synonyms:
continuous tense, imperfect tense, progressive, progressive tense
Types:
present progressive, present progressive tense
a tense used to express action that is on-going at the time of utterance
past progressive, past progressive tense
a progressive tense used to describe on-going action in the past
future progressive, future progressive tense
a progressive tense used to express action that will be on-going in the future
Type of:
tense
a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

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