Share this entry

Synonyms of perfect in English:


Pronunciation: stress on the first syllable
  • 1 she strove to be the perfect wife
    ideal, model, without fault, faultless, flawless, consummate, quintessential, exemplary, best, best-example, ultimate, copybook
  • 2 it was a perfect holiday
    superb, exquisite, superlative, excellent, wonderful, marvellous, beautiful, sublime, magnificent, idyllic, blissful, utopian;
    British informal brilliant, brill, bosting
  • 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

    Back to top  
  • 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
  • Definition of perfect in:
    Share this entry

    What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

    Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources