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Flawless vs. Perfect

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Flawlessadjective

Without flaws, defects, or shortcomings; perfect.

‘The pianist’s performance this evening was flawless.’;

Perfectadjective

Fitting its definition precisely.

‘a perfect circle’;

Flawlessadjective

Free from flaws.

Perfectadjective

Having all of its parts in harmony with a common purpose.

‘That bucket with the hole in the bottom is a poor bucket, but it is perfect for watering plants.’;

Flawlessadjective

without a flaw;

‘a flawless gemstone’;

Perfectadjective

Without fault or mistake; thoroughly skilled or talented.

‘Practice makes perfect.’;

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Perfectadjective

Excellent and delightful in all respects.

‘a perfect day’;

Perfectadjective

Representing a completed action.

Perfectadjective

(biology) Sexually mature and fully differentiated.

Perfectadjective

(botany) Of flowers, having both male (stamens) and female (carpels) parts.

Perfectadjective

(analysis) Of a set, that it is equal to its set of limit points, i.e. set A is perfect if A=A'.

Perfectadjective

(music) Describing an interval or any compound interval of a unison, octave, or fourths and fifths that are not tritones.

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Perfectadjective

(of a cocktail) Made with equal parts of sweet and dry vermouth.

‘a perfect Manhattan;’; ‘a perfect Rob Roy’;

Perfectadjective

(obsolete) Well informed; certain; sure.

Perfectnoun

(grammar) The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.

Perfectnoun

(video games) A perfect score; the achievement of finishing a stage or task with no mistakes.

Perfectverb

(transitive) To make perfect; to improve or hone.

‘I am going to perfect this article.’; ‘You spend too much time trying to perfect your dancing.’;

Perfectverb

(legal) To take an action, usually the filing of a document in the correct venue, that secures a legal right.

‘perfect an appeal; perfect an interest; perfect a judgment’;

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Perfectadjective

Brought to consummation or completeness; completed; not defective nor redundant; having all the properties or qualities requisite to its nature and kind; without flaw, fault, or blemish; without error; mature; whole; pure; sound; right; correct.

‘My strength is made perfect in weakness.’; ‘Three glorious suns, each one a perfect sun.’; ‘I fear I am not in my perfect mind.’; ‘O most entire perfect sacrifice!’; ‘God made thee perfect, not immutable.’;

Perfectadjective

Well informed; certain; sure.

‘I am perfect that the Pannonains are now in arms.’;

Perfectadjective

Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; - said of flower.

Perfectnoun

The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.

Perfectverb

To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to its nature and kind.

‘God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfect in us.’; ‘Inquire into the nature and properties of the things, . . . and thereby perfect our ideas of their distinct species.’;

Perfectnoun

a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)

Perfectverb

make perfect or complete;

‘perfect your French in Paris!’;

Perfectadjective

being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish;

‘a perfect circle’; ‘a perfect reproduction’; ‘perfect happiness’; ‘perfect manners’; ‘a perfect specimen’; ‘a perfect day’;

Perfectadjective

without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers;

‘an arrant fool’; ‘a complete coward’; ‘a consummate fool’; ‘a double-dyed villain’; ‘gross negligence’; ‘a perfect idiot’; ‘pure folly’; ‘what a sodding mess’; ‘stark staring mad’; ‘a thoroughgoing villain’; ‘utter nonsense’;

Perfectadjective

precisely accurate or exact;

‘perfect timing’;

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