imperfect imperfect  /ɪm ˈpɜr fɪkt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a tense of verbs used in describing action that is on-going
  2. (adj) not perfect; defective or inadequate
  3. (adj) wanting in moral strength, courage, or will; having the attributes of man as opposed to e.g. divine beings

Usage(s):

  • Obama who hadn't made slashing earmarks as big a part of his campaign was able to get by with just saying he voted for an imperfect bill.

News

  1. Video: 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish: An Aston Owner's Review

    For the last 9 years, I've owned a first-generation Aston Martin Vanquish. And, though it does come standard with some supercar foibles and what may be the world's second-worst transmission (the Smart Car is still solidly #1), it has been a wonderful vehicle, provider of more smiles per hour than one ever needs, even imperfect as it is. I am thoroughly convinced that, though it's not worth much ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

  2. Leak risk: Security clearances

    The process for finding trustworthy men and women is intense -- but imperfect.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Politico

  3. The myth of a pro-tenant city

    There are always bad tenants. Always will be. Human interactions are imperfect, and renting out a room in your flat or a flat under your apartment to a stranger is always a bit of a gamble.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: San Francisco Bay Guardian

Quotes

  1. Down in the polls, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin told donors in Colorado that Obama "is someone who sees America it seems as being so imperfect, imperfect enough that he's palling around with terrorists who would target their own country."
    on Oct 4, 2008 By: Sarah Palin Source: FOXNews

  2. "They've seen me put our country before any President - before any party - before any special interest - before my own interest," McCain said. "They might think me an imperfect servant of our country, which I surely am. But I am her servant...
    on Jun 4, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Philadelphia Daily News

  3. "These outstanding men and women represent an incredible diversity of backgrounds," Obama said in a statement. "Yet they share one overarching trait: each has been an agent of change. Each saw an imperfect world and set about improving it,...
    on Jul 30, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

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