perfect Definition

  • 1having all the required or desirable elements, qualities, or characteristics; as good as it is possible to be
  • 2completely free from faults or defects, or as close to such a condition as possible

Using perfect: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "perfect" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The weather was perfect for a picnic.

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    She has a perfect memory.

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    He made a perfect score on the test.

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    The dress fits her perfectly.

perfect Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for perfect

Phrases with perfect

  • two things that are exactly the same or fit together perfectly


    The color of the curtains is a perfect match for the sofa.

  • a rare combination of circumstances that aggravate a situation drastically


    The company faced a perfect storm of economic recession and internal mismanagement.

  • the exact right moment for something to happen


    Her arrival was perfect timing, just as we were about to start the meeting.

Origins of perfect

from Latin 'perfectus', meaning 'completed'


Summary: perfect in Brief

The term 'perfect' [ˈpəːfɛkt] refers to something that has all the necessary or desirable qualities and is free from faults or defects. It can describe anything from the weather to a person's memory or test score. Phrases like 'perfect match' and 'perfect storm' denote exactness or rare combinations of circumstances, while 'perfect timing' refers to the exact right moment.

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