Imperfection

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Imperfection->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ imperfection
imperfection
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ imperfectness
imperfectness
&c.???adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ deficiency
deficiency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ inadequacy
inadequacy
&c.(insufficiency) 640
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ peccancy
peccancy
&c.(badness) 649
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ immaturity
immaturity
&c. 674
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ fault
fault
defect
weak point
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ screw loose
screw loose
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ flaw
flaw
&c.(break) 70
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ gap
gap
&c. 198
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ twist
twist
&c. 243
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ taint
taint
attainder
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ bar sinister
bar sinister
hole in one's coat
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ blemish
blemish
&c. 848
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ weakness
weakness
&c. 160
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ half blood
half blood
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ shortcoming
shortcoming
&c. 304
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ drawback
drawback
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ seamy side
seamy side
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ mediocrity
mediocrity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ no great shakes
no great shakes
no great catch
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ not much to boast of
not much to boast of
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ one-horse shay
one-horse shay
PARAG:Imperfection->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be imperfect
be imperfect
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have a defect
have a defect
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lie under a disadvantage
lie under a disadvantage
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ spring a leak
spring a leak
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ not pass muster
not pass muster
barely pass muster
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ fall short
fall short
&c. 304
PARAG:Imperfection->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ imperfect
imperfect
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ not perfect
not perfect
&c. 650
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ deficient
deficient
defective
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ faulty
faulty
unsound
tainted
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ out of order
out of order
out of tune
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ cracked
cracked
leaky
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ sprung
sprung
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ warped
warped
&c.(distort) 243
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ lame
lame
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ injured
injured
&c.(deteriorated) 659
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ peccant
peccant
&c.(bad) 649
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ frail
frail
&c.(weak) 160
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ inadequate
inadequate
&c.(insufficient) 640
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ crude
crude
&c.(unprepared) 674
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ incomplete
incomplete
&c. 53
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ found wanting
found wanting
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ below par
below par
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ short-handed
short-handed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ below its full strength
below its full strength
under its full strength
below its full complement
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ indifferent
indifferent
middling
ordinary
mediocre
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ average
average
&c. 29
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ so-so
so-so
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ coucicouci
coucicouci
milk and water
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ tolerable
tolerable
fair
passable
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ pretty well
pretty well
pretty good
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ rather good
rather good
moderately good
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ good
good
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ good enough
good enough
well enough
adequate
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ decent
decent
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ not bad
not bad
not amiss
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ inobjectionable
inobjectionable
unobjectionable
admissible
bearable
only better than nothing
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ secondary
secondary
inferior
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ second-rate
second-rate
second-best
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ one-horse
one-horse
=>(U.S.)
PARAG:Imperfection->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ almost
almost
&c.???
to a limited extent
rather
&c. 32
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ pretty
pretty
moderately
passing
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ only
only
considering
all things considered
enough

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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