HyperDic: perfect

English > 5 senses of the word perfect:
ADJECTIVEallperfectbeing complete of its kind and without defect / defect / defect / defect or blemish
allperfect, arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, pure, sodding, stark, staring, thorough, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulteratedwithout qualification / qualification
allperfectprecisely accurate or exact
VERBchangeperfect, honemake perfect or complete
NOUNrelationperfect, perfective, perfective tense, perfect tensea tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
perfect > pronunciation
Soundsperfeh'kt; per'fih.kt
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
addict ... verdict: 24 rhymes with ihkt...
English > perfect: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningcomplete of its kind and without defect / defect / defect / defect or blemish.
Examples
  • "a perfect circle"
  • "a perfect reproduction"
  • "perfect happiness"
  • "perfect manners"
  • "a perfect specimen"
  • "a perfect day"
Attribute ofperfection, flawlessness, ne plus ultraThe state of being without a flaw or defect / defect / defect / defect
Narrowerclean(of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense
clearFree from flaw or blemish or impurity
coldmarked by errorless familiarity
complete, consummateperfect and complete in every respect
down, down pat, masteredunderstood perfectly
errorlessFree from error
faultless, immaculate, impeccable, incorruptedWithout fault or error
flawless, unflawedWithout a flaw / flaw
idealconforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence
idealized, idealisedexalted to an ideal perfection or excellence
idyllicexcellent and delightful in all respects
mintAs if new
perfectiblecapable of becoming or being made perfect
pluperfectMore than perfect
uncorrupted, undefiled(of language) not having its purity or excellence debased
See alsoexactmarked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
unblemished, unmarred, unmutilatedFree from physical or moral spots or stains
unbrokennot broken
utopianCharacterized by or aspiring to impracticable perfection
Oppositeimperfectnot perfect
Spanishperfecto
Catalanperfecte
Adverbsperfectlyin a perfect or faultless way
English > perfect: 5 senses > adjective 2
MeaningWithout qualification / qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.
Example "a perfect idiot"
Synonymsarrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, pure, sodding, stark, staring, thorough, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulterated
Broaderunmitigatednot diminished or moderated in intensity or severity
Adverbsperfectlycompletely and without qualification / qualification
English > perfect: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningprecisely accurate or exact.
Example"perfect timing"
Broaderexactmarked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
English > perfect: 5 senses > noun 1, relation
MeaningA tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect).
Synonymsperfective, perfective tense, perfect tense
Narrowerfuture perfect, future perfect tenseA perfective tense used to describe action that will be completed in the future
past perfect, past perfect tense, pluperfect, pluperfect tenseA perfective tense used to express action completed in the past
present perfect, present perfect tenseA perfective tense used to express action completed in the present
BroadertenseA grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time
Spanishperfecto, pretérito perfecto
Catalanperfet, pretèrit perfet
English > perfect: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake perfect or complete.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"perfect your French in Paris!"
Synonymhone
Narroweroptimize, optimisemake optimal
polish, round, round off, polish up, brush upBring to a highly developed, finished, or refined state
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Spanishafilar, afinar, perfeccionar, piedra de afilar
Catalanafilar, perfeccionar
Adjectivesperfectiblecapable of becoming or being made perfect
Nounsperfectera skilled worker who perfects something
perfectionthe act of making something perfect

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