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Adjective: perfect  pur-fikt or 'pur,fekt
  1. Being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish
    "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day"
     
  2. Without qualification; used informally as an (often pejorative) intensifier
    "a perfect idiot";
    - arrant, complete, consummate, double-dyed, everlasting, gross, pure, sodding, stark, staring, thoroughgoing, utter, unadulterated
     
  3. Precisely accurate or exact
    "perfect timing"
     
  4. (biology) sexually mature and fully differentiated
     
  5. (botany) having both male (stamens) and female (carpels) parts
Verb: perfect  pur-fikt or 'pur,fekt
  1. Make perfect or complete
    "perfect your French in Paris!";
    - hone
Noun: perfect  pur-fikt or 'pur,fekt
  1. A tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
    - perfective, perfective tense, perfect tense

Derived forms: perfecting, perfected, perfects

See also: clean, clear, cold, complete, consummate, down, down pat, errorless, exact, faultless, flawless, flawlessness, ideal, idealised [Brit], idealized, idyllic, immaculate, impeccable, mastered, mint, ne plus ultra, perfectible, perfection, pluperfect, unblemished, unbroken, uncorrupted, undefiled, unflawed, unmarred, unmitigated, unmutilated, utopian

Type of: ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate, mend, tense

Antonym: imperfect

Encyclopedia: Perfect