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What is another word for imperfect?

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Adjective
Having faults or errors
“The inconclusiveness could be due to the imperfect data used for the analysis and the imperfect models used to analyze the data.”
Adjective
Below average in standard or quality
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“A person of little musical talent presents an imperfect rendition of a song, yet these imperfections are interesting.”
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Physically damaged, broken or blemished
“The imperfect surface of the moldings was regarded as a disadvantage, especially for those moldings where a good surface quality was required.”
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Damaged or defective in a way that affects something's operability
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“All the old, imperfect machinery was to be laid aside, and the long-desired superior Arkwright machinery was to take its place.”
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In a state that is unfinished or incomplete
“On the other hand, Darwinism is also indebted to the more Romantic view that nature is imperfect and unfinished, creatively evolving as a realm where species can create new roles and niches for themselves.”
Adjective
Consisting of disorganized, untidy, or incomplete parts
“These changes involved much labor in consequence of the imperfect arrangement of the schedules, long in use, under which they were reported.”
Adjective
Not grammatically or linguistically fluent
“He spoke to me in imperfect English with an indeterminate accent that seemed to live at the back of his throat.”
Adjective
Inadequate or limited in amount
“The citizens are better off with an imperfect amount of fireworks compared to having none.”
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Wrong or incorrect
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Vague, lacking in detail
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Not fully completed or finished
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Damaged and showing lines on the surface from having split without coming apart
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In a crude or unfinished state
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Physically ill or weakened
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Done or performed without method or care
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Weak in character or will
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Not careful or thorough
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Not visually distinct to one's sight or memory
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Corrupted or filled with imperfections
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Noun
(grammar) A tense of verbs used in describing a past action that is incomplete or continuous
“In Latin also the basic past tense was an imperfect in Descending Time, with a preterit provided aspectually.”
Noun
A tense expressing an action that has happened or a state that previously existed
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