Imperfect vs Despicable - What's the difference?

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Imperfect is a related term of despicable.

As adjectives the difference between imperfect and despicable

is that imperfect is not perfect while despicable is fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless.

As a noun imperfect

is something having a minor flaw.




(en adjective)
  • Not perfect.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Why, then, your other senses grow imperfect .
  • * Milton
  • Nothing imperfect or deficient left / Of all that he created.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Then say not man's imperfect , Heaven in fault; / Say rather, man's as perfect as he ought.
  • (botany) unisexual: having either male (with stamens) or female (with pistil) flowers, but not with both.
  • (taxonomy) Known or expected to be polyphyletic, as of a form taxon.
  • (obsolete) Lacking some elementary organ that is essential to successful or normal activity.
  • * Jeremy Taylor
  • He stammered like a child, or an amazed, imperfect person.


    * (not perfect) defective, fallible, faultful


    * (not perfect) perfect, infallible, faultless * (unisexual) perfect


    (en noun)
  • Something having a minor flaw
  • (grammar) A tense of verbs used in describing a past action that is incomplete or continuous.
  • despicable



    (en adjective)
  • Fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
  • Synonyms

    * (l) * mean * vile


    * honorable