V. WORDS RELATING TO THE VOLUNTARY POWERS; INDIVIDUAL VOLITION

II. Prospective Volition

2. Subservience to ends; degree of subservience

Perfection.

[Antonyms: imperfection.]

[Nouns] perfection; perfectness; indefectibility; impeccancy, impeccability.

pink, beau ideal, phenix, paragon; pink of perfection, acme of perfection; ne plus ultra; summit [more].

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

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

masterpiece, superexcellence (goodness) [more]; transcendence (superiority) [more].

[Verbs] be perfect; transcend (be supreme) [more].

bring to perfection, perfect, ripen, mature; complete [more]; put in trim (prepare) [more]; maturate.

[Adjectives] perfect, faultless; indefective, indeficient, indefectible; immaculate, spotless, impeccable; free from imperfection [more]; unblemished, uninjured [more]; sound, in perfect condition; scathless, intact, harmless; seaworthy (safe) [more]; right as a trivet; in seipso totus teres atque rotundus [Horace]; consummate (complete) [more]; finished [more].

best (good) [more]; model, standard; inimitable, unparagoned, unparalleled (supreme) [more]; superhuman, divine; beyond all praise (approbation) [more]; sans peur et sans reproche.

[Adverbs] to perfection; perfectly; ad unguem; clean, clean as a whistle.

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

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