(noun, adjective, verb)


1. without fault or mistake; thoroughly skilled or talented.

- a perfect circle

- a perfect person

- perfect happiness

Similar word(s): unblemished, unmarred, unmutilated, unbroken, exact, clean, clear, cold, complete, consummate, down, mastered, errorless, faultless, immaculate, impeccable, incorrupted, flawless, unflawed, ideal, idealised, idealized, idyllic, mint, perfectible, pluperfect, uncorrupted, undefiled, utopian

2. without qualification; used informally as (often as an insult) intensifiers

- a perfect idiot

Similar word(s): unmitigated, arrant, complete, everlasting, gross, pure, sodding, staring, stark, thorough, thoroughgoing, unadulterated, utter

3. precisely accurate or exact

- perfect timing

Similar word(s): exact

4. excellent and delightful in all aspects.

Sentences with perfect as an adjective:

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

- Practice makes perfect.

- a perfect Manhattan;  a perfect Rob Roy


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

Similar word(s): perfective

Definition categories: link, tense


1. make perfect or complete

- perfect your French in Paris!

Similar word(s): hone

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate

Sentences with perfect as a verb:

- I am going to perfect this article.

- You spend too much time trying to perfect your dancing.

- perfect an appeal; perfect an interest; perfect a judgment