Synonyms of perfect in English:


See US English definition of perfect

See UK English definition of perfect

See Spanish definition of perfecto


1‘there is no such thing as the perfect family’

ideal, model, without fault, faultless, flawless, consummate, quintessential, exemplary, best, best-example, ultimate, copybook

2‘it was a perfect holiday’

superb, exquisite, superlative, excellent, wonderful, marvellous, beautiful, sublime, magnificent, idyllic, blissful, utopian
unrivalled, unequalled, matchless, unparalleled, beyond compare, without equal, second to none, too good to be true, unmatched, incomparable, nonpareil, peerless, inimitable, unexcelled, unsurpassed, unsurpassable
informal out of this world, terrific, fantastic, fabulous, great, super, heavenly, glorious, gorgeous, stellar, divine, phenomenal, sensational, dreamy, fab, fabby, fantabulous, awesome, to die for, magic, ace
British informal brilliant, brill, bosting
rare unexampled, indefectible

3‘an E-type Jaguar in perfect condition’

flawless, mint, as good as new, pristine, impeccable, immaculate, superb, superlative, optimum, prime, optimal, peak, excellent, faultless, as sound as a bell, unspoiled, unblemished, undamaged, spotless, unmarred, unimpaired
informal tip-top, A1

4‘a perfect copy’

exact, precise, accurate, faithful, correct, unerring, right, close, true, strict
British inch-perfect
British informal spot on
North American informal on the money

imperfect, faulty, defective

5‘the perfect Christmas present for golfers everywhere’

ideal, just right, right, appropriate, fitting, fit, suitable, apt, made to order, tailor-made
British informal spot on, just the job

6‘she felt a perfect idiot’

absolute, complete, total, real, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, downright, utter, sheer, consummate, unmitigated, unqualified, veritable, in every respect, unalloyed
British informal right
Australian, New Zealand informal fair
archaic arrant


1‘he's busy perfecting his bowling technique’

improve, make perfect, bring to perfection, better, polish, polish up, burnish, hone, refine, consummate, put the final touches to, put the finishing touches to, ameliorate, brush up, fine-tune
rare meliorate