HyperDic: imperfect

English > 3 senses of the word imperfect:
ADJECTIVEallimperfectnot perfect
allimperfect, fallible, frail, weakwanting in moral strength, courage, or will
NOUNrelationimperfect, progressive, progressive tense, imperfect tense, continuous tensea tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
imperfect > pronunciation
Soundsihmper'fihkt
Rhymesaddict ... verdict: 24 rhymes with ihkt...
English > imperfect: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot perfect; defective or inadequate / inadequate.
Examples
  • "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"
  • "imperfect mortals"
  • "drainage here is imperfect"
Attribute ofperfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultraThe state of being without a flaw or defect / defect / defect / defect
Narrowerblemished, flawedHaving a blemish or flaw
brokenimperfectly spoken or written
corrupt, corruptedContaining errors or alterations
defective, faultyHaving a defect
imperfectiblecapable of being made imperfect
irregularFalling below the manufacturer's standard
See alsoblemishedmarred by imperfections
brokenphysically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
Oppositeperfectcomplete of its kind and without defect / defect / defect / defect or blemish
Spanishdefectuoso, imperfecto
Catalanimperfecte
Nounsimperfectnessthe state or an instance of being imperfect
Adverbsimperfectlyin an imperfect or faulty way
English > imperfect: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningWanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings.
Synonymsfallible, frail, weak
BroaderhumanHaving human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings
Spanishdébil, falible, frágil, imperfecto
Catalandèbil, fal·lible, frágil, imperfecte
Nounsimperfectnessthe state or an instance of being imperfect
English > imperfect: 3 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningA tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going.
Synonymsprogressive, progressive tense, imperfect tense, continuous tense
Narrowerfuture progressive, future progressive tenseA progressive tense used to express action that will be on-going in the future
past progressive, past progressive tenseA progressive tense used to describe on-going action in the past
present progressive, present progressive tenseA tense used to express action that is on-going at the time of utterance
BroadertenseA grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
Spanishimperfecto
Catalanimperfet

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