American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being imperfect.
- n. Something imperfect; a defect or flaw. See Synonyms at blemish.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or condition of being imperfect; want of perfection; defectiveness; faultiness.
- n. An imperfect detail; a particular in which perfection is lacking; a defect, physical, mental, or moral.
- n. Synonyms Defect, deficiency, incompleteness, fault, failing, weakness, frailty, foible, blemish, vice.
- n. uncountable Those qualities or features that are imperfect; the characteristic, state, or quality of being imperfect.
- n. countable Something that makes something else less than perfect; a blemish, impurity, error, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or condition of being imperfect; lack of perfection; incompleteness; deficiency; fault or blemish.
- n. the state or an instance of being imperfect
- im- + perfection. (Wiktionary)
“That doesn't mean that we revel in imperfection, as is the implication of The Times 'story - that we have no standards.”
“It's true that, as you point out, one can also argue that imperfection is not proved.”
“As far as I can tell, any self-tanner I tried was like taking an ink pen and making my every skin imperfection darker, thereby bringing more attention to it.”
“It doesn't look so accidental to me; a film that depicts humans achieving peace only at the price of their emotions, their desires, their individuality, and their ability to walk normally seems to understand that imperfection is an intrinsic part of what it means to be human.”
“Anyway, imperfection is what makes things INTERESTING.”
“All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.”
“This imperfection is caused by plucking the ear when too green.”
“It's a calm model of parenting that has built into its core the idea of imperfection; theirs, ours, hers.”
“Leibniz and for Wolff, pleasure and pain are a direct awareness of perfection or imperfection, that is, of well-being or ill-being.”
“His imperfection is the imperfection of a demi-god.”
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The process of a finding your broken heart and gluing it back together.
by John Brehm
Iâ€™m so wildly unprolific, the poems
I have not written would reach
from here to the California coast
if you laid them end to end.
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