1. [ 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"

Related terms: imperfect ideal idealized complete idealised faultless flawless idyllic clean down perfectible uncorrupted errorless clear cold pluperfect mint exact utopian unbroken unblemished perfection
2. [ verb ] make perfect or complete
Synonyms: hone

"perfect your French in Paris!"

Related terms: better optimize polish perfection
3. [ adjective ] precisely accurate or exact

"perfect timing"

Related terms: exact
4. [ adjective ] without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
Synonyms: utter pure double-dyed everlasting complete gross sodding stark staring thoroughgoing consummate arrant

"an arrant fool" "a complete coward" "a consummate fool" "gross negligence" "a perfect idiot" "pure folly" "what a sodding mess" "stark staring mad" "utter nonsense"

Related terms: unmitigated
5. [ verb ] make perfect; bring to perfection
Synonyms: consummate
Related terms: carry_through consummation
6. [ noun ] (grammar) a tense of verbs used in describing action that has been completed (sometimes regarded as perfective aspect)
Synonyms: perfect_tense perfective_tense perfective
Related terms: tense future_perfect past_perfect present_perfect
Similar spelling:   Perfecto