- 1A fault, blemish, or undesirable feature: the imperfections and injustices in our political systemMore example sentences
defect, fault, flaw, deformity, discoloration, disfigurement; crack, break, scratch, chip, dent, pit, notch, nick; blemish, stain, spot, mark, streakflaw, fault, failing, deficiency, weakness, weak point, weak spot, shortcoming, fallibility, frailty, infirmity, foible, inadequacy, limitation; Achilles heel, chink in one's armour• informal hang-up
- 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.
- 1.1 [mass noun] The state of being faulty or incomplete: he accepted me without question, in all my imperfectionMore example sentences
- 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).