perfect - definition and synonyms


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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 suitable 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.

  3. 3
    [only before noun] linguistics
  4.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a perfect ten the highest rating on a scale of 1-10: used to express how good something is

    His speech at the graduation ceremony was a perfect ten.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 09/02/2016