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imperfect

im·per·fect

imperfect

 
pronunciation:
ihm puhr fihkt
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part of speech: adjective
definition: not perfect or complete; having mistakes or faults.
Because the diamond is imperfect, the ring was less expensive.
antonyms:
flawless, perfect
similar words:
defective, rough
derivations: imperfectly (adv.), imperfectness (n.)
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The word imperfect contains the following part:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.