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imperfect

adjective abortive, average, bad, below par, blemished, broken, corrupt, crippled, crude, damaged, decrepit, defective, deficient, deteriorated, disfigured, fair, faulty, feeble, flawed, fragmentary, frail, garbled, hurt, impaired, imperfectus, inadequate, indifferent, inelegant, inexact, inferior, infirm, injured, insufficient, lacking, lame, limited, marred, mediocre, middling, moderate, mutilated, ordinary, out of order, partial, passable, peccable, poor, raw, rickety, rough, ruined, scanty, short, tainted, tolerable, uncompleted, uncultured, undeveloped, unfinished, unpolished, unsatisfactory, unsuitable, wanting, warped, weak
Associated concepts: imperfect description, imperfect grant, imperfect performance, imperfect title
See also: bad, blemished, defective, deficient, dilapidated, errant, fallible, faulty, inchoate, incorrect, inexact, inferior, insufficient, marred, partial, peccable, perfunctory, poor, unsatisfactory, unsound, vicious

IMPERFECT. That which is incomplete.
     2. This term is applied to rights and obligations. A man has a right to be relieved by his fellow-creatures, when in distress; but this right he cannot enforce by law; hence it is called an imperfect right. On the other hand, we are bound to be grateful for favors received, but we cannot be compelled to perform such imperfect obligations. Vide Poth. Ob. arc. Preliminaire; Vattel, Dr. des Gens, Prel. notes, Sec. 17; and Obligations.

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A previous study (Senarath 2003) mapped the 60-ha area on the last glacial terrace and identified 3 map units with drainage varying from well drained to imperfectly drained (Fig.
As noted earlier, our purpose is to analyze the process by which entrepreneurs move imperfectly competitive markets from equilibrium to disequilibrium, and eventually to a new long run equilibrium.
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The article argues not only that such an emblem conveys an imperfectly European message, but also that it is misleading as a marker of identity: even more than the national flags--it obeys a static conception, instead of inviting the citizens to consider identity as a dynamic, structuring process, which is constructed in the midst of difference from oneself and in relation to others.
Cohen's work acknowledges that life is complex and we have navigated life's winding ways imperfectly at best.
The apartments fit imperfectly into these boxes in such a way that balconies are generated from the irregular joining of the interior and the exterior.
or India into a conflict that would weaken a fragile Pakistani regime that has, however imperfectly, suppressed the Taliban and pursued detente with India.
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