noun a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
perfective; perfect tense; perfective tense.
verb make perfect or complete
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adjective 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
adjective satellite without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
double-dyed; complete; gross; arrant; unadulterated; sodding; stark; consummate; pure; utter; thoroughgoing; everlasting; staring.
- 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
- the unadulterated truth
adjective satellite precisely accurate or exact
, OF. parfit
, F. parfait
, L. perfectus
, p.p. of perficere
to carry to the end, to perform, finish, perfect; per
) + facere
to make, do. See Fact
- 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.
2 Cor. xii. 9.
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.
- Well informed; certain; sure.
I am perfect that the Pannonains are now in arms.
- (Bot.) Hermaphrodite; having both stamens and pistils; -- said of flower.
Syn. -- Finished; consummate; complete; entire; faultless; blameless; unblemished.
- The perfect tense, or a form in that tense.
Per"fect transitive verb
, p.p. of perficere
. See Perfect
imperfect & past participle Perfected; present participle & verbal noun Perfecting
- 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.
1 John iv. 12.
Inquire into the nature and properties of the things, . . . and thereby perfect our ideas of their distinct species.
Syn. -- To finish; accomplish; complete; consummate.
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