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Synonyms of perfect in English:


  • 1 she strove to be the perfect wife
    ideal, model, without fault, faultless, flawless, consummate, quintessential, exemplary, best, best-example, ultimate, copybook
  • 3 an E-type Jaguar in perfect condition
    flawless, mint, as good as new, pristine, impeccable, immaculate, superb, superlative, optimum, prime, optimal, peak, excellent, faultless, as sound as a bell, unspoilt, unblemished, undamaged, spotless, unmarred, unimpaired
    informal tip-top, A1
  • 4 a perfect copy
    British  inch-perfect
    British informal spot on
    North American informal on the money
    [Antonyms] imperfect, faulty, defective
  • 5 the perfect Christmas present for golfers everywhere
    ideal, just right, right, appropriate, fitting, fit, suitable, apt, made to order, tailor-made;
    British informal spot on, just the job
  • 6 she felt a perfect idiot
    British informal right
    Australian/New Zealand informal fair
    archaic arrant
  • verb

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  • stress on the second syllable he's busy perfecting his bowling technique
    improve, make perfect, bring to perfection, better, polish (up), burnish, hone, refine, consummate, put the finishing/final touches to, ameliorate, brush up, fine-tune
    rare meliorate
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