Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being imperfect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being imperfect.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being imperfect.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the state or an instance of being imperfect

Etymologies

imperfect +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For observe, I have only dwelt upon the rudeness of Gothic, or any other kind of imperfectness, as admirable, where it was impossible to get design or thought without it.

    Selections From the Works of John Ruskin

  • And relying on the "imperfectness" of man is dangerous work.

    CNN.com

  • I love the song, the lyrics, the melody, the imperfectness adding up to perfection;

    sensitive

  • Those ways we judge ourselves and exaggerate the importance of our imperfectness make it so much harder to develop the awareness we need.

    Jane Shure: The Tyranny of Perfection

  • I own the imperfectness of this transcript, but I still present it as something of worth, since there are so few accounts out there.

    This Post is Rated Ex, for Excommunication. | Mind on Fire

  • And if things go my way, I will one day see Claudia in all of her imperfectness, created by this imperfect writer sitting a little bit crooked on shelves in bookstores all over the world- that is, of course, in a perfect world.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • If I really believed that voice I might not have noticed those mean words reflecting intolerance for my imperfectness.

    Jane Shure and Beth Weinstock: Musings From Two Therapists

  • But it was Mrs. Par I found most convincing in her imperfectness.

    The Incredibles

  • This has probably caused the imperfectness of the manuscript in the above passage; though, at the same time, it must be acknowledged to be somewhat uncertain, whether Darnford is the stranger intended in this place.

    Maria; or The Wrongs of Woman

  • In view of the imperfectness of the results thus far obtained, I should consider the present work premature, did I not find a justification for it in my desire to induce other and abler observers to investigate the subject, and place it on whatever footing it may merit.

    The Electric Bath

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.