pluperfect

adjective
plu·​per·​fect | \ ˌplü-ˈpər-fikt How to pronounce pluperfect (audio) \

Definition of pluperfect

2 : utterly perfect or complete

Other Words from pluperfect

pluperfect noun

First Known Use of pluperfect

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pluperfect

Middle English pluperfyth, modification of Late Latin plusquamperfectus, literally, more than perfect

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“Pluperfect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pluperfect. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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