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What is the opposite of perfect?

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Adjective
Opposite of free from any flaw or defect
“He settled on buying a used car that was in imperfect condition.”
Adjective
Opposite of the ideal representative of something
“She remained single as she was worried about finding a man antithetic to everything she was looking for.”
Adjective
Opposite of excellent and delightful in all respects
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“We cannot go to the beach today as the weather is substandard.”
Adjective
Opposite of precisely accurate or correct
“The unskilled draftsman drew an unimpressive and imprecise circle freehand.”
Adjective
Opposite of suitable in the most precise manner
“These high-heeled shoes are unsuitable for running and hiking.”
Adjective
Opposite of pure or untarnished
“The sociopath's charm was of a dubious nature.”
Adjective
Opposite of not lacking any part or component
“I have an incomplete recollection of the events that transpired on that day.”
Adjective
Opposite of without any personality or character faults or weaknesses
“He was a humble soul who acknowledged that he was but a mere fallible being.”
Adjective
(of a performance) Opposite of perfectly executed
“The student performed an amateurish rendition of Mozart's classic.”
Adjective
Opposite of to an absolute or complete degree
Adjective
Opposite of having no conditions or limitations
Adjective
Opposite of completely clean and pure
Adjective
Opposite of consisting of the same substance throughout
“Parts of the bridge were constructed with hollow aluminum and plated with soft lead.”
Adjective
Opposite of extremely good
“Some things look good on paper but sound absolutely dreadful when said aloud.”
Adjective
Opposite of serving as the ideal model or example for something
Adjective
Opposite of in an original condition, having not previously been used or worn
Adjective
Opposite of constituting or referring to all of something
“Members of the public were only allowed to see an incomplete version of the official report.”
Adjective
Opposite of exact in correspondence or adherence to something
“For the kids, the rules can probably be adhered to in a loose manner.”
Adjective
Opposite of not mixed or adulterated with any other substance or material
“The solution was mixed and contaminated, thus, rendering it useless for our experiments.”
Adjective
Opposite of modeled on, or aiming for, a state in which everything is perfect
Adjective
Opposite of in a categorical, plain or absolute form
“Jonas has wasted our time by providing ambiguous responses to all of our questions.”
Adjective
Opposite of in an entire, and undivided, state
“The two arcs were joined at the Crown by a sophisticated scarf joint, which was secured by three large nuts and bolts.”
Adjective
(somewhat uncommon) Opposite of to an absolute degree
“He puts on a front, but his happiness is most certainly questionable.”
Verb
Opposite of to make as good as possible
“His lack of dedication would cause him to worsen his skills.”
Verb
Opposite of to bring to completion
“After deciding on a different creative direction, the artist would halt any further work on his latest project.”
Verb
Opposite of to reach or bring to ripeness or maturity
Verb
Opposite of to make progress or increase the skill of
“His ability to perform will diminish when age catches up with him.”
Verb
Opposite of to finish off, especially in a memorable or satisfying fashion
Verb
Opposite of to improve in accuracy, delicacy, or excellence
Verb
Opposite of to improve, refine, or add the finishing touches to
Determiner
Opposite of complete, or the greatest possible
“Would I be able to help you in some capacity?”
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