Antonyms for perfection

Grammar : Noun
Spell : per-fek-shuh n
Phonetic Transcription : pərˈfɛk ʃən

Definition of perfection

Origin :
  • early 13c., from Old French perfection "perfection, completeness" (12c.), from Latin perfectionem (nominative perfectio) "a finishing, compling, perfection," noun of action from past participle stem of perficere (see perfect (adj.)).
  • noun achievement, completeness
Example sentences :
  • Her costume had about it an indubitable air, a finality of perfection in its kind.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana
  • Unless it be to think that she is by And feed upon the shadow of perfection.
  • Extract from : « The Man Shakespeare » by Frank Harris
  • At forty if a man chooses to assume the role of Orlando he does it to perfection.
  • Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
  • It gives grace, it is perfection, which has only need to show itself to conquer.
  • Extract from : « The Dream » by Emile Zola
  • Stables and neat-houses were the perfection of cleanliness and airiness.
  • Extract from : « In the Heart of Vosges » by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  • This was the perfection of love--this was the triumph of friendship!
  • Extract from : « Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II » by Francis Augustus Cox
  • But four parts are altogether necessary to the perfection of melody.
  • Extract from : « The Last of the Mohicans » by James Fenimore Cooper
  • The best time for making cheese is when the pasture is in perfection.
  • Extract from : « Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches » by Eliza Leslie
  • And pictures, which, even in an anatomical point of view, are perfection.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • How suitable both to life and the desire for perfection the Greek practice was!
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore

Synonyms for perfection

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