Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 650 (Perfection)

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#650. Perfection. -- N. perfection; perfectness &c. adj.; indefectibility[obs]; impeccancy[obs], impeccability.

pink, beau ideal, phenix, paragon; pink of perfection, acme of perfection; ne plus ultra[Lat]; summit &c. 210.

cygne noir[Fr]; philosopher's stone; chrysolite, Koh-i-noor.

model, standard, pattern, mirror, admirable Crichton; trump, very prince of.

masterpiece, superexcellence &c. (goodness) 648[obs]; transcendence &c. (superiority) 33.

V. be perfect &c. adj.; transcend &c. (be supreme) 33.

bring to perfection, perfect, ripen, mature; complete &,,c. 729; put in trim &c. (prepare) 673; maturate.

Adj. perfect, faultless; indefective[obs], indeficient[obs], indefectible; immaculate, spotless, impeccable; free from imperfection &c. 651; unblemished, uninjured &c. 659; sound, sound as a roach; in perfect condition; scathless[obs], intact, harmless; seaworthy &c. (safe) 644; right as a trivet; in seipso totus teres atque rotundus [Lat][Horace]; consummate &c. (complete) 52; finished &c. 729.

best &c. (good) 648; model, standard; inimitable, unparagoned[obs], unparalleled &c. (supreme) 33; superhuman, divine; beyond all praise &c. (approbation) 931; sans peur et sans reproche[Fr].

adv. to perfection; perfectly &c. adj.; ad unguem[Lat]; clean, - as a whistle.

phr. " let us go on unto perfection " [ Hebrews vi, 1]; " the perfection of art is to conceal art " [Quintilian].