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Definition 1: a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going - [noun denoting linkdef]

Synonyms for imperfect in the sense of this definition

(imperfect is a kind of ...) a grammatical category of verbs used to express distinctions of time

(... is a kind of imperfect ) a tense used to express action that is on-going at the time of utterance

(... is a kind of imperfect ) a progressive tense used to describe on-going action in the past

"`I had been running' is an example of the past progressive"

(... is a kind of imperfect ) a progressive tense used to express action that will be on-going in the future

"`I will be running' is an example of the future progressive"

Definition 2: not perfect; defective or inadequate - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where imperfect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities
  • imperfect mortals
  • drainage here is imperfect

(imperfect is similar to ...) having a blemish or flaw

"a flawed diamond"

(imperfect is similar to ...) imperfectly spoken or written

"broken English"

(imperfect is similar to ...) containing errors or alterations

"a corrupt text" "spoke a corrupted version of the language"

(imperfect is similar to ...) having a defect

"I returned the appliance because it was defective"

(imperfect is similar to ...) capable of being made imperfect

(imperfect is similar to ...) failing to meet a standard of manufacture due to an imperfection

"an irregular pair of jeans"

(means also ...) marred by imperfections

(means also ...) physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split

"a broken mirror" "a broken tooth" "a broken leg" "his neck is broken"

(... are attributes of imperfect) the state of being without a flaw or defect

Definition 3: wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where imperfect or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I'm only a fallible human
  • frail humanity

Synonyms for imperfect in the sense of this definition

(imperfect is similar to ...) having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings

"human beings" "the human body" "human kindness" "human frailty"

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