(noun, adjective)


1. not perfect; defective or inadequate

- had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities

- imperfect mortals

- drainage here is imperfect

Similar word(s): blemished, broken, blemished, flawed, broken, corrupt, corrupted, defective, faulty, imperfectible, irregular

2. wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

Similar word(s): human, fallible, frail, weak


1. a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going

Similar word(s): progressive

Definition categories: link, tense