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adjective perfect pronunciation in American English /ˈpɜrfɪkt/
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  1. 1
    as good, correct, or accurate as it is possible to be
    Her English was perfect.
    These recipes give perfect results every time.
    1. a.
      completely appropriate or right for someone
      It seemed like the perfect gift.
      perfect for: Their house is absolutely perfect for parties and barbecues.
    2. b.
      with no parts missing, damaged, or spoiled
      The equipment was in perfect condition.
      His skin was perfect.
  2. 2
    [only before noun] used for emphasizing how much someone has of a particular quality
    He behaved like the perfect gentleman all evening.
    I don’t want to share a room with a perfect stranger.
    1. a.
      used for emphasis generally
      What he said was perfect nonsense.


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