(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Having all necessary qualities]
Syn. complete, sound, entire; see absolute 1 , comprehensive , whole 1 , 2 .
2. [Without defect]
Syn. excelling, faultless, flawless, impeccable, immaculate, unblemished, defectless, foolproof, untainted, unspotted, consummate, absolute, matchless, unequaled, impeccable, peerless, taintless, classic, stainless, spotless, crowning, culminating, exemplary, supreme, pure, ideal, sublime, beyond all praise, beyond compare; see also excellent , pure 2 , whole 2 .
Ant. ruined*, damaged, faulty.
3. [Exact]
Syn. precise, sharp, distinct; see accurate 1 , 2 , certain 3 , definite 1 , 2 .
4. [*Excessive]
Syn. very great, flagrant, gross; see extreme 2 , superfluous .
1. [Finish]
Syn. fulfill, realize, develop; see achieve 1 , complete 1 .
2. [Make faultless]
Syn. rectify, improve, make perfect, amend; see correct 1 , improve 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
finish, polish, smooth, *get the bugs out of, *put finishing touches on, refine, accomplish, achieve, realize, complete, consummate, fulfill, effect, culminate.
1. flawless faultless, immaculate, spotless, unblemished, untarnished, superlative, extraordinary, supreme, ideal, exemplary, pure, impeccable, consummate.
2. complete whole, intact, finished, realized, utter.
3. accurate precise, exact, correct, true, right, unerring, letter-perfect, *on target, *dead on.
ANT.: 1. faulty, flawed, imperfect. 2. deficient. 3. inaccurate, imprecise, wrong
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adjective 1. Lacking nothing essential or normal: complete, entire, full, intact, integral, whole. See PART. 2. In excellent condition: entire, flawless, good, intact, sound2, unblemished, unbroken, undamaged, unharmed, unhurt, unimpaired, uninjured, unmarred, whole. See THRIVE. 3. Without imperfections or blemishes, as a line or contour: clean, regular. See BEAUTIFUL. 4. Conforming to an ultimate form of perfection or excellence: exemplary, ideal, model, supreme. See GOOD. 5. Not more or less: complete, entire, full, good, round, whole. See PART, PRECISE. 6. Completely such, without qualification or exception: absolute, all-out, arrant, complete, consummate, crashing, damned, dead, downright, flat, out-and-out, outright, plain, pure, sheer2, thorough, thoroughgoing, total, unbounded, unequivocal, unlimited, unmitigated, unqualified, unrelieved, unreserved, utter2. Informal: flat-out, positive. Chiefly British: blooming. See BIG, LIMITED. 7. Free from extraneous elements: absolute, plain, pure, sheer2, simple, unadulterated, undiluted, unmixed. See CLEAN. 8. Supremely excellent in quality or nature: absolute, consummate, faultless, flawless, impeccable, indefectible, unflawed. See GOOD. II verb To bring to perfection or completion: polish, refine, smooth. Idiom: smooth off the rough edges. See BETTER.

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