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Pronunciation:  `impur'fekshun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the state or an instance of being imperfect

IMPERFECTION is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: imperfectness
 Antonyms: flawlessness, ne plus ultra, perfection
 See Also: defect, defectiveness, failing, fault, faultiness, flaw, state, weakness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Im`per*fec"tion\, n. [L. imperfectio: cf. F.
imperfection. See {Imperfect}, a.]
The quality or condition of being imperfect; want of
perfection; incompleteness; deficiency; fault or blemish.

      Sent to my account With all my imperfections on my
      head.                                    --Shak.

Syn: Defect; deficiency; incompleteness; fault; failing;
     weakness; frailty; foible; blemish; vice.

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