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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [per-fek-shuh n]
    • /pərˈfɛk ʃən/
    • /pəˈfek.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [per-fek-shuh n]
    • /pərˈfɛk ʃən/

Definitions of perfection word

  • noun perfection the state or quality of being or becoming perfect. 1
  • noun perfection the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence, as in some art. 1
  • noun perfection a perfect embodiment or example of something. 1
  • noun perfection a quality, trait, or feature of the highest degree of excellence. 1
  • noun perfection the highest or most nearly perfect degree of a quality or trait. 1
  • noun perfection the act or fact of perfecting. 1

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Origin of perfection

First appearance:

before 1175
One of the 8% oldest English words
1175-1225; < Latin perfectiōn- (stem of perfectiō) a finishing (see perfect, -ion); replacing Middle English perfectiun, perfeccioun < Anglo-French < Latin, as above

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Parts of speech for Perfection


perfection popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

perfection usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for perfection

noun perfection

  • absoluteness — the quality of being absolute
  • all the way — You use all the way to emphasize how long a distance is.
  • allness — the state of being comprehensive or all-embracing
  • arcadia — a department of Greece, in the central Peloponnese. Capital: Tripolis. Pop: 91 326 (2001). Area: 4367 sq km (1686 sq miles)
  • beau ideal — perfect beauty or excellence

Antonyms for perfection

noun perfection

  • aberration — An aberration is an incident or way of behaving that is not typical.
  • answerability — liable to be asked to give account; responsible: He is answerable to a committee for all his decisions.
  • bad break — misfortune, period of bad luck
  • beauty spot — A beauty spot is a place in the country that is popular because of its beautiful scenery.
  • blackhead — Blackheads are small, dark spots on someone's skin caused by blocked pores.

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