perfection

noun
ADJECTIVE
great
absolute, pure, sheer, ultimate, utter
near
moral, physical, spiritual, technical
divine, human
… OF PERFECTION
degree
VERB + PERFECTION
achieve, attain, bring sth to, find, reach
approach

a dance troupe whose work approaches perfection

demand, expect, pursue (esp. BrE), require, seek, strive for

She strives for perfection in everything.

fall short of
PREPOSITION
close to perfection

The cooking was close to perfection.

to perfection (= perfectly)

The dress fitted to perfection.

towards/toward perfection

a sequence of developmental stages towards/toward the perfection of his violin technique

PHRASES
a point of perfection

He brought the art of photography to the highest point of perfection.

a model of perfection

The building became the model of perfection that architects sought to emulate.

the pursuit of perfection

She sometimes stayed up painting all night in her pursuit of perfection.

a quest for perfection, a search for perfection

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  • perfection — [ pɛrfɛksjɔ̃ ] n. f. • v. 1150; lat. perfectio, onis « complet achèvement » I ♦ Degré le plus haut dans une échelle de valeurs. 1 ♦ État, qualité de ce qui est parfait, spécialt dans le domaine moral (bien) et esthétique (beau). « C est à la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • perfection — Perfection. s.f. Qualité de ce qui est parfait dans son genre. En ce sens il n a point de pluriel. Grande perfection. tendre à la perfection. atteindre à la perfection. chercher la perfection. approcher de la perfection. travailler à la… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Perfection — Per*fec tion, n. [F. perfection, L. perfectio.] 1. The quality or state of being perfect or complete, so that nothing requisite is wanting; entire development; consummate culture, skill, or moral excellence; the highest attainable state or degree …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perfection — I noun accomplishment, achievement, attainment, climax, completeness, completion, consummation, correctness, crown, crowning point, culmination, development, effectuation, elaboration, entireness, exactitude, exactness, excellence, faultlessness …   Law dictionary

  • perfection — When a secured creditor has taken the required steps to perfect his lien, the lien is senior to any liens that arise after perfection. A mortgage is perfected by recording it with the county recorder; a lien in personal property is perfected by… …   Glossary of Bankruptcy

  • perfection — early 13c., from O.Fr. perfection (12c.), from L. perfectionem, noun of action from perficere (see PERFECT (Cf. perfect) (adj.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • perfection — Perfection, Consummatio, Perfectio, Absolutio, Expletio. Adjouster la perfection à l oeuvre, Palaestram et liniamenta vltimae expolitionis addere operi vel arti, B. ex Cic …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • perfection — [pər fek′shən] n. [ME perfeccioun < OFr < L perfectio] 1. the act or process of perfecting 2. the quality or condition of being perfect; extreme degree of excellence according to a given standard 3. a person or thing that is the perfect… …   English World dictionary

  • Perfection — Per*fec tion, v. t. To perfect. [Obs.] Foote. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perfection — virtue, merit, *excellence Antonyms: failing …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • perfection — [n] achievement, completeness accomplishment, achieving, acme, arete, completion, consummation, crown, ending, entireness, evolution, exactness, excellence, excellency, exquisiteness, faultlessness, finish, finishing, fulfillment, ideal, idealism …   New thesaurus

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