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English adjective: imperfect

1. imperfect not perfect; defective or inadequate

SamplesHad only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities.
Imperfect mortals.
Drainage here is imperfect.

Similarblemished, broken, corrupt, corrupted, defective, faulty, flawed, imperfectible, irregular

See alsoblemished, broken

Attributeflawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection


2. imperfect wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

SamplesI'm only a fallible human.
Frail humanity.

Synonymsfallible, frail, weak



English noun: imperfect

1. imperfect a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going

Synonymscontinuous tense, imperfect tense, progressive, progressive tense

Broader (hypernym)tense

Narrower (hyponym)future progressive, future progressive tense, past progressive, past progressive tense, present progressive, present progressive tense

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