II. Prospective Volition

2. Subservience to ends; degree of subservience


[Antonyms: perfection.]

[Nouns] imperfection; imperfectness; deficiency; inadequacy (insufficiency) [more]; peccancy (badness) [more]; immaturity [more].

fault, defect, weak point; screw loose; flaw (break) [more]; gap [more]; twist [more]; taint, attainder; bar sinister, hole in one's coat; blemish [more]; weakness [more]; half blood; shortcoming [more]; drawback; seamy side.

mediocrity; no great shakes, no great catch; not much to boast of; one-borse shay.

[Verbs] be imperfect; have a defect; lie under a disadvantage; spring a leak.

not pass muster, barely pass muster; fall short [more].

[Adjectives] imperfect; not perfect [more]; deficient, defective; faulty, unsound, tainted; out of order, out of tune; cracked, leaky; sprung; warped (distort) [more]; lame; injured (deteriorated) [more]; peccant (bad) [more]; frail (weak) [more]; inadequate (insufficient) [more]; crude (unprepared) [more]; incomplete [more]; found wanting; below par; short-handed; below its full strength, under its full strength, below its full complement.

indifferent, middling, ordinary, mediocre; average [more]; so-so; coucicouci, milk and water; tolerable, fair, passable; pretty well, pretty good; rather good, moderately good; good; good enough, well enough, adequate; decent; not bad, not amiss; inobjectionable, unobjectionable, admissible, bearable, only better than nothing.

secondary, inferior; second-rate, second-best; one-horse [U.S.].

[Adverbs] almost; to a limited extent, rather [more]; pretty, moderately, passing; only, considering, all things considered, enough.

[Phrases] surgit amari aliquid.

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