Definition of imperfection in English:


Line breaks: im|per|fec¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɪmpəˈfɛkʃ(ə)n


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, break, scratch, chip, dent, pit, notch, nick;
blemish, stain, spot, mark, streak
Achilles heel, chink in one's armour
informal hang-up
1.1 [mass noun] The 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).

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