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imperfection Syllabification: im·per·fec·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌimpərˈfekSH(ə)n/

Definition of imperfection in English:


1A fault, blemish, or undesirable feature: the imperfections and injustices in our political system
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  • The only true imperfections I spotted were a few nicks and scratches in the print.
  • But the draft, he said, is likely to be published with its imperfections simply to break the deadlock.
  • I think the most beautiful thing about a record is its flaws and imperfections and creepiness.
crack, scratch, chip, nick, pit, dent;
blemish, stain, spot, mark, streak
1.1The state of being faulty or incomplete: he accepted me without question, in all my imperfection
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  • The act of translation itself implies imperfection and incompleteness.
  • And I agree that we live and learn from our elders to a degree but what we are in fact is a mirror of their perfection and imperfection.
  • The film is, like its centerpiece child, compelling precisely because it weaves together perfection and imperfection, artistry and reality, reason and sentiment.


Late Middle English: via Old French from late Latin imperfectio(n-), from imperfectus (see imperfect).

Words that rhyme with imperfection

abjection, affection, circumspection, collection, complexion, confection, connection, convection, correction, defection, deflection, dejection, detection, direction, ejection, election, genuflection, infection, inflection, injection, inspection, insurrection, interconnection, interjection, intersection, introspection, lection, misdirection, objection, perfection, predilection, projection, protection, refection, reflection, rejection, resurrection, retrospection, section, selection, subjection, transection, vivisection
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