Associations to the word «Imperfect»


IMPERFECT, adjective. Not perfect.
IMPERFECT, adjective. (botany) unisexual: having either male (with stamens) or female (with pistil) flowers, but not with both.
IMPERFECT, adjective. (taxonomy) Known or expected to be polyphyletic, as of a form taxon.
IMPERFECT, adjective. (obsolete) Lacking some elementary organ that is essential to successful or normal activity.
IMPERFECT, noun. Something having a minor flaw
IMPERFECT, noun. (grammar) A tense of verbs used in describing a past action that is incomplete or continuous.
IMPERFECT INDICATIVE, noun. The imperfect tense in the indicative mood
IMPERFECT RHYME, noun. Near rhyme
IMPERFECT RHYME, noun. Half rhyme
IMPERFECT RHYMES, noun. Plural of imperfect rhyme
IMPERFECT SUBJUNCTIVE, noun. (in several languages) The imperfect tense in the subjunctive mood
IMPERFECT TENSE, noun. (grammar) A tense used to describe a past action that is ongoing, incomplete or continuous, or coincident with another action.

Dictionary definition

IMPERFECT, noun. A tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going.
IMPERFECT, adjective. Not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect".
IMPERFECT, adjective. Wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings; "I'm only a fallible human"; "frail humanity".

Wise words

Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.
Victor Hugo