imperfect

Part of speech: adverb

Imperfectly.

Part of speech: adjective

Not perfect; incomplete; defective.

Part of speech: adjective

Indicating past action.

Part of speech: noun

The imperfect tense.

Part of speech: noun

Imperfectness.

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Usage examples "imperfect":

  1. Father says it's an imperfect example of Grimm's Law. - "The Ship of Stars", Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch.
  2. There is an imperfect copy in the library of the Vatican." - "Sant' Ilario", 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", Prescott, William Hickling.