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perfect

per·fect

perfect

 
 
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
pronunciation: puhr fihkt
definition 1: free from mistakes or defects; flawless.
Her performance in the first round was perfect.I want this dinner party to be perfect.
synonyms:
accurate, faultless, flawless, immaculate, impeccable, true
antonyms:
broken, defective, imperfect
similar words:
absolute, clean, clear, consummate, correct, exact, ideal, precise, thorough, unerring
definition 2: exactly conforming to the type indicated.
a perfect cube
synonyms:
correct, exact, precise
similar words:
accurate, careful, ideal, rigorous, scrupulous, strict
definition 3: absolute or complete.
I must be a perfect fool!Out on the lake that day, there was perfect stillness.His performance received a perfect ten.
synonyms:
absolute, complete, consummate, out-and-out, sheer, thorough, total, unmitigated, utter
similar words:
arrant, plumb, pure, regular, strict
definition 4: completely enjoyable or fulfilling.
Catching two beautiful bass made it a perfect fishing trip.
synonyms:
best, ideal
similar words:
greatest, ultimate
definition 5: in grammar, denoting a verb tense or aspect that indicates that an action or state is completed, as in "They have arrived" or "We had parted." (Cf. progressive.)
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: puhr fihkt
definition: in grammar, a verb tense indicating a completed action or condition, such as past perfect.
similar words:
future perfect, past perfect, present perfect
 
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: pr fekt
inflections: perfected, perfecting, perfects
definition: to bring to, or nearer to, perfection or completion.
Practice has perfected her drawing skills.
synonyms:
achieve, carry out, crown, develop, round out
similar words:
accomplish, cap, close, complement, complete, conclude, evolve, finalize, finish, fulfill, mature, polish
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derivation: perfectness (n.)
Word Builder: perfect +
  • perfectly:
    in a perfect way.
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