imperfection

An imperfection is a detail that makes something (or someone) less than perfect. A tiny crack in your otherwise flawless Ming vase might be its only imperfection.

In addition to a blemish or defect, imperfection can also mean "the general state of not being perfect." For example, you could say, "Yeah, my dog is funny-looking, but her imperfection is part of what I love about her." The Latin imperfectus is at the root of imperfection, meaning "unfinished, incomplete, or immature," a combination of im-, "not," and perfectus, "finished or complete."

Definitions of imperfection
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n the state or an instance of being imperfect

Synonyms:
imperfectness
Antonyms:
flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection
the state of being without a flaw or defect
Types:
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failing, weakness
a flaw or weak point
flaw
an imperfection in a plan or theory or legal document that causes it to fail or that reduces its effectiveness
defect
an imperfection in a bodily system
defect, fault, flaw
an imperfection in an object or machine
wart
an imperfection in someone or something that is suggestive of a wart (especially in smallness or unattractiveness)
defectiveness, faultiness
the state of being defective
myelatelia
any developmental defect of the spinal cord
inadequacy, insufficiency
a lack of competence
fatigue
used of materials (especially metals) in a weakened state caused by long stress
flaw
defect or weakness in a person's character
blister
a flaw on a surface resulting when an applied substance does not adhere (as an air bubble in a coat of paint)
bug, glitch
a fault or defect in a computer program, system, or machine
hole
a fault
birth defect, congenital abnormality, congenital anomaly, congenital defect, congenital disorder
a defect that is present at birth
bugginess
the state of having bugs
lameness
an imperfection or defectiveness
sickness
defectiveness or unsoundness
Type of:
state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes

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