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perfection

Roget category 650

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.2. Prospective volition
›› 5.2.2. Subservience to ends

#650. Perfection

noun

perfectionperfectness etc. adj. — indefectibilityimpeccancy, impeccability.
pink, beau ideal, phenix, paragonpink of perfection, acme of perfectionne plus ultra [Lat.]summit etc. 210.
cygne noir [Fr.]philosopher's stonechrysolite, Koh-i-noor.
model, standard, pattern, mirror, admirable Crichtontrump, very prince of.
masterpiece, superexcellence etc. (goodness) 648transcendence etc. (superiority) 33.

verb

be perfect etc. adj. — transcend etc. (be supreme) 33.
bring to perfection, perfect, ripen, maturecomplete etc. 729put in trim etc. (prepare) 673maturate.

adjective

perfect, faultlessindefective, indeficient, indefectibleimmaculate, spotless, impeccablefree from imperfection etc. 651unblemished, uninjured etc. 659sound, sound as a roachin perfect conditionscathless, intact, harmlessseaworthy etc. (safe) 644right as a trivetin seipso totus teres atque rotundus [Lat.] [Horace]; consummate etc. (complete) 52finished etc. 729.
best etc. (good) 648model, standardinimitable, unparagoned, unparalleled etc. (supreme) 33superhuman, divinebeyond all praise etc. (approbation) 931sans peur et sans reproche [Fr.].

adverb

to perfectionperfectly etc. adj. — ad unguem [Lat.]clean, clean as a whistle.

phrase

let us go on unto perfection" [Hebrews vi, 1]; the perfection of art is to conceal art" [Quintilian].



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