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perfection

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4 in 4 verses (in OT : 3 in 3 verses) (in NT : 1 in 1 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

perfectionn. [F. perfection, L. perfectio.].
  •  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 of excellence; maturity; as, perfection in an art, in a science, or in a system; perfection in form or degree; fruits in perfection.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A quality, endowment, or acquirement completely excellent; an ideal faultlessness; especially, the divine attribute of complete excellence.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "What tongue can her perfections tell?"  [1913 Webster]
To perfection, in the highest degree of excellence; perfectly; as, to imitate a model to perfection.
perfectionv. t. 
     To perfect.  Foote.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

perfection, n.
1 the act or process of making perfect.
2 the state of being perfect; faultlessness, excellence.
3 a perfect person, thing, or example.
4 an accomplishment.
5 full development; completion.

Idiom
to perfection exactly; completely.
Etymology
ME f. OF f. L perfectio -onis (as PERFECT)

DEVIL DICTIONARY

perfection

n. An imaginary state of quality distinguished from the actual by an element known as excellence; an attribute of the critic.
The editor of an English magazine having received a letter pointing out the erroneous nature of his views and style, and signed "Perfection," promptly wrote at the foot of the letter: "I don't agree with you," and mailed it to Matthew Arnold.

THESAURUS

perfection

absoluteness, accomplishment, accuracy, achievement, acme, acme of perfection, aesthetic proportions, archetype, arete, attainment, attention to fact, beauties, beautification, belle tournure, bodily charm, bodily grace, care for truth, charms, climax, close, closure, completeness, completing, completion, conclusion, consummation, correctness, culmination, curvaceousness, curves, delicacy, development, elaboration, embellishment, end, ending, entireness, essence, evolution, exactitude, exactness, excellence, excellency, faithfulness, faultlessness, fidelity, fineness, finish, finishing, flawlessness, fulfillment, full development, good appearance, good effect, good figure, good looks, good points, good proportions, good shape, gracefulness, gracility, height, highest pitch, ideal, idealization, last word, literalism, literality, literalness, lovely build, mathematical precision, maturation, maturity, meticulousness, model, mould, ne plus ultra, nice body, niceness, nicety, paragon, pattern, peak, pink, pink of perfection, pinnacle, pneumaticness, preciseness, precision, purity, quality, quintessence, realization, refinement, right, rightness, rigidity, rigor, rigorousness, ripeness, ripening, rounding off, rounding out, seasoning, severity, sexy body, shapeliness, standard, strictness, sublimity, subtlety, summit, superiority, termination, terminus, textualism, the letter, top, topping off, topping-off, transcendence, ultimate, virtue, wholeness, windup

ROGET THESAURUS

perfection

Goodness

N goodness, excellence, merit, virtue, value, worth, price, super-excellence, supereminence, superiority, perfection, coup de maitre, masterpiece, chef d'ouvre, prime, flower, cream, elite, pick, A, nonesuch, nonpareil, creme de la creme, flower of the flock, cock of the roost, salt of the earth, champion, prodigy, tidbit, gem, gem of the first water, bijou, precious stone, jewel, pearl, diamond, ruby, brilliant, treasure, good thing, rara avis, one in a thousand, beneficence, good man, harmless, hurtless, unobnoxious, innocuous, innocent, inoffensive, beneficial, valuable, of value, serviceable, advantageous, edifying, profitable, salutary, favorable, propitious fair, good, good as gold, excellent, better, superior, above par, nice, fine, genuine, best, choice, select, picked, elect, recherche, rare, priceless, unparagoned, unparalleled, superlatively, good, bully, crackajack, giltedged, superfine, superexcellent, of the first water, first-rate, first-class, high- wrought, exquisite, very best, crack, prime, tiptop, capital, cardinal, standard, inimitable, admirable, estimable, praiseworthy, pleasing, couleur de rose, precious, of great price, costly, worth its weight in gold, worth a Jew's eye, priceless, invaluable, inestimable, precious as the apple of the eye, tolerable, up to the mark, unexceptionable, unobjectionable, satisfactory, tidy, in good condition, in fair condition, fresh, sound, beneficially, well, Jewels five words long, long may such goodness live!, the luxury of doing good.

Perfection

N perfection, perfectness, indefectibility, impeccancy, impeccability, pink, beau ideal, phenix, paragon, pink of perfection, acme of perfection, ne plus ultra, summit, cygne noir, philosopher's stone, chrysolite, Koh-i-noor, model, standard, pattern, mirror, admirable Crichton, trump, very prince of, masterpiece, superexcellence, transcendence, perfect, faultless, indefective, indeficient, indefectible, immaculate, spotless, impeccable, free from imperfection, unblemished, uninjured, sound, sound as a roach, in perfect condition, scathless, intact, harmless, seaworthy, right as a trivet, in seipso totus teres atque rotundus, consummate, finished, best, model, standard, inimitable, unparagoned, unparalleled, superhuman, divine, beyond all praise, sans peur et sans reproche, to perfection, perfectly, ad unguem, clean, clean as a whistle, let us go on unto perfection, the perfection of art is to conceal art.

Completeness

N completeness, completion, integration, allness, entirety, perfection, solidity, solidarity, unity, all, ne plus ultra, ideal, limit, complement, supplement, make-weight, filling, up, impletion, saturation, saturity, high water, high tide, flood tide, spring tide, fill, load, bumper, bellyful, brimmer, sufficiency, complete, entire, whole, perfect, full, good, absolute, thorough, plenary, solid, undivided, with all its parts, all- sided, exhaustive, radical, sweeping, thorough-going, dead, regular, consummate, unmitigated, sheer, unqualified, unconditional, free, abundant, brimming, brimful, topful, topfull, chock full, choke full, as full as an egg is of meat, as full as a vetch, saturated, crammed, replete, fraught, laden, full-laden, full-fraught, full-charged, heavy laden, completing, supplemental, supplementary, ascititious, completely, altogether, outright, wholly, totally, in toto, quite, all out, over head and ears, effectually, for good and all, nicely, fully, through thick and thin, head and shoulders, neck and heel, neck and crop, in all respects, in every respect, at all points, out and out, to all intents and purposes, toto coelo, utterly, clean, clean as a whistle, to the full, to the utmost, to the backbone, hollow, stark, heart and soul, root and branch, down to the ground, to the top of one's bent, as far as possible, a outrance, throughout, from first to last, from beginning to end, from end to end, from one end to the other, from Dan to Beersheba, from head to foot, from top to toe, from top to bottom, de fond en comble, a fond, a capite ad calcem, ab ovo usque ad mala, fore and aft, every, whit, every inch, cap-a-pie, to the end of the chapter, up to the brim, up to the ears, up to the eyes, as a as can be, on all accounts, sous tous les rapports, with a vengeance, with a witness, falsus in uno falsus in omnibus, false in one thing, false in everything, omnem movere lapidem, una scopa nuova spazza bene.


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