- the state or quality of being or becoming perfect.
- the highest degree of proficiency, skill, or excellence, as in some art.
- a perfect embodiment or example of something.
- a quality, trait, or feature of the highest degree of excellence.
- the highest or most nearly perfect degree of a quality or trait.
- the act or fact of perfecting.
Origin of perfection
Related Words for perfectionsupremacy, evolution, virtue, integrity, accomplishment, precision, ideal, superiority, purity, excellence, quality, fulfillment, transcendence, consummation, crown, paragon, merit, ending, completion, maturity
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Contemporary Examples of perfection
But whereas we used to be satisfied gazing on that perfection as it stood up on a pedestal, now we want it down among us.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year
December 31, 2014
It was a reminder that, as Beyoncé once sang, “Perfection is the disease of a nation,” and her family is hardly flawless.Yoncé Said Knock You Out: The Solange and Jay Z Story
December 29, 2014
How a workable civilization is less about perfection and more about strict zoning.Mosul's Civilization and Its Discontents
June 14, 2014
Jay Z and Beyoncé had a reputation built on perfection, and now that reputation is experiencing fast and furious trauma.Are Jay Z and Beyoncé Still Perfect?
May 14, 2014
The romantic solution deified our lovers so that we have become purged “through a perfect consummation with perfection itself.”On Transhumanism and Why Technology Is Our Silicon Nervous System
April 26, 2014
Historical Examples of perfection
Her costume had about it an indubitable air, a finality of perfection in its kind.Within the Law
Unless it be to think that she is by And feed upon the shadow of perfection.The Man Shakespeare
At forty if a man chooses to assume the role of Orlando he does it to perfection.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
It gives grace, it is perfection, which has only need to show itself to conquer.The Dream
Stables and neat-houses were the perfection of cleanliness and airiness.In the Heart of Vosges
- the act of perfecting or the state or quality of being perfect
- the highest degree of a quality, etcthe perfection of faithfulness
- an embodiment of perfection
Word Origin for perfection
early 13c., from Old French perfection "perfection, completeness" (12c.), from Latin perfectionem (nominative perfectio) "a finishing, compling, perfection," noun of action from past participle stem of perficere (see perfect (adj.)).