Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Imperfection.

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Examples

  • In another book Caxton tells us that he knows his own "simpleness and unperfectness" in both French and English.

    English Literature for Boys and Girls

  • Un is prefixed to most substantives which have an English termination, as unfertileness, unperfectness, which, if they have borrowed terminations, take in or im, as infertility, imperfection; uncivil, incivility; unactive, inactivity.

    A Grammar of the English Tongue

  • And afterward when I remembered myself of my simpleness and unperfectness that I had in both languages, that is to wit in

    Prefaces and Prologues to Famous Books with Introductions, Notes and Illustrations

  • It hath pleased the devil drunkenness to give place to the devil wrath; one unperfectness shows me another, to make me frankly despise myself.

    Othello, the Moor of Venice

  • It hath pleased the devil drunkenness to give place to the devil wrath: one unperfectness shows me another, to make me frankly despise myself.

    Othello

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