What does the word imperfect mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • The imperfect tense.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Imperfectness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Imperfectly.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Not perfect; incomplete; defective.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Indicating past action.

Usage examples for imperfect

  1. Father says it's an imperfect example of Grimm's Law. – The Ship of Stars by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  2. There is an imperfect copy in the library of the Vatican." – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  3. He was a stranger in the land, with a very imperfect knowledge of the country, without an armed force to support him, without even the military science which might be supposed necessary to avail himself of it. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling