As adjectives the difference between fallible and imperfect
is that fallible
is capable of making mistakes or being wrong while imperfect
is not perfect.
As a noun imperfect is
something having a minor flaw.
Capable of making mistakes or being wrong.
- Why, then, your other senses grow imperfect .
* Alexander Pope
- Nothing imperfect or deficient left / Of all that he created.
(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
- Then say not man's imperfect , Heaven in fault; / Say rather, man's as perfect as he ought.
- He stammered like a child, or an amazed, imperfect person.
* (not perfect) defective, fallible, faultful
* (not perfect) perfect, infallible, faultless
* (unisexual) perfect
Something having a minor flaw
(grammar) A tense of verbs used in describing a past action that is incomplete or continuous.