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perfect

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of perfect

  1. 1 being entirely without fault or flaw <a stunningly perfect performance—not the slightest mistake—won her the gold medal in women's figure skating> Synonyms absolute, faultless, flawless, ideal, immaculate, impeccable, indefectible, irreproachable, letter-perfect, picture-book, picture-perfect, seamless, unblemished Related Words consummate, expert, masterly; classic, dandy, excellent, fabulous, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, marvelous (or marvellous), prime, superb, superior, superlative, terrific, top, top-notch, unsurpassed; completed, finished, perfected, polished; complete, entire, intact, whole; mint, unbruised, undamaged, unimpaired, uninjured, unmarred, unspoiled; exceptional, fancy, high-grade, special; airtight, bulletproof; accurate, correct, exact, precise; inerrant, infallible, unerring, unfailing Near Antonyms deficient, inadequate, incomplete, insufficient, wanting; unfinished, unpolished; fallible; blemished, blighted, broken, damaged, defaced, disfigured, impaired, injured, malformed, marred, misshapen, spoiled, vitiated; atrocious, execrable, wretched; imprecise, inaccurate, incorrect, inexact, wrong Antonyms amiss, bad, censurable, defective, faulty, flawed, imperfect, reproachable

  2. 2 having no exceptions or restrictions <living in perfect happiness in the country> Synonyms all-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, absolute, plumb, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, veryRelated Words authentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrificNear Antonyms doubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain

  3. 3 not lacking any part or member that properly belongs to it <I have a perfect recollection of that conversation> Synonyms compleat, comprehensive, entire, full, grand, intact, integral, complete, plenary, total, wholeRelated Words unabridged, uncut, undiminished; all-out, exhaustive, extensive, maximal; full-blooded, full-blown, full-bore, full-fledged, full-on, full-out, full-scaleNear Antonyms abbreviated, abridged, cut, diminished, reducedAntonyms imperfect, incomplete, partial


perfect

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of perfect

  1. 1 to bring (something) to a state where nothing remains to be done <perfected the arrangements for their long-awaited European vacation> Synonyms complete, consummate, finalize, finish, polishRelated Words follow through (with), stick out; accomplish, achieve, effect; carry out, carry through, discharge, do, execute, fulfill (or fulfil), perform; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate; machine, refine, round (off or out), shine, touch upNear Antonyms abandon, desert, discontinue, drop, forsake, quit

  2. 2 to make better <an art teacher who seems to believe that you can always perfect a painting with some additional brush strokes> Synonyms ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, help, meliorate, improve, refine, upgradeRelated Words correct, emend, rectify, reform, remediate, remedy; edit, fine-tune, redraft, refurbish, rehab, rehabilitate, revamp, revise, rework; beef (up), boost, fortify, intensify, reinforce (also reenforce), strengthen; fine, hone, polish; retouch, touch upNear Antonyms damage, endamage, harm, hurt, impair, injure, spoil, tarnish, vitiate; blemish, blight, deface, disfigure, flaw, mar; diminish, lessen, lower, reduceAntonyms worsen


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