[ 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"
Used in print(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
Now , apparently happier under new managers , Mays and Mantle , the perfect players , are behaving as though they 're going_to pass those previous peaks .(The Christian Science Monitor,...)
By trying to be both a serious survey of a bygone era and a showcase for today 's artists , the program turned_out to be a not quite perfect example of either .(The Providence Journal...)
Such fascinating novelties in the score as the fugual treatment of `` On_the_Side_of_the_Angels '' and `` Politics_and_Poker '' were handled splendidly , and I thought Rudy_Bond and his band of tuneful ward-heelers made `` Little_Tin_Box '' even better than it was done by the New_York cast ; all the words of its clever lyrics came_through with perfect clarity .(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
Adam and Eve were perfect , not in the sense that they possessed perfection , but in the sense that they were capable of development toward perfection .(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
Here is truly a `` Great Recording of the Century '' , and its greatness is by_no_means diminished by the fact that it is not quite perfect .
[ verb ] make perfect or complete
"perfect your French in Paris!"
Used in print(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)
From the wealth of material and the wide variety of different electronic techniques perfected in the past few years we have selected a_few examples which appear to be headed for use in the immediate future and which offer completely new tools in medical research .
At the present time the research team which pioneered this new technique is primarily interested in advancing and perfecting it .
[ adjective ] precisely accurate or exact
[ adjective ] without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
"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"