English dictionary



Hint: Asterisk (*) is a wildcard. Asterisk substitutes zero or more characters.

English adjective: perfect

1. perfect being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish


SamplesA perfect circle.
A perfect reproduction.
Perfect happiness.
Perfect manners.
A perfect specimen.
A perfect day.


Similarclean, clear, cold, complete, consummate, down, down pat, errorless, faultless, flawless, ideal, idealised, idealized, idyllic, immaculate, impeccable, mastered, mint, perfectible, pluperfect, uncorrupted, undefiled, unflawed


See alsoexact, unblemished, unbroken, unmarred, unmutilated, utopian


Attributeflawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection


Antonymsimperfect

2. perfect without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers


SamplesAn arrant fool.
A complete coward.
A consummate fool.
A double-dyed villain.
Gross negligence.
A perfect idiot.
Pure folly.
What a sodding mess.
Stark staring mad.
A thoroughgoing villain.
Utter nonsense.
The unadulterated truth.


Synonymsarrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, pure, sodding, staring, stark, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter


Similarunmitigated


Antonymsmitigated

3. perfect precisely accurate or exact


SamplesPerfect timing.


Similarexact


Antonymsinexact


English noun: perfect

1. perfect a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)


Synonymsperfect tense, perfective, perfective tense


Broader (hypernym)tense


Narrower (hyponym)future perfect, future perfect tense, past perfect, past perfect tense, pluperfect, pluperfect tense, present perfect, present perfect tense


English verb: perfect

1. perfect (change) make perfect or complete


SamplesPerfect your French in Paris!.


Synonymshone


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)brush up, optimise, optimize, polish, polish up, round, round off









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk