imperfectible


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imperfectible

(ˌɪmpəˈfɛktəbəl)
adj
not capable of being perfected
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.imperfectible - capable of being made imperfect
imperfect - not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect"
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Selznick film is based, thought the lodestar of her story was the imperfectible sister-in-law, Melanie.
Pues bien, el nuevo capitalismo constituye la primera forma historica donde el poder presume abiertamente de su imperfectabilidad, de modo que si hoy triunfa la ideologia de la intransformabilidad del presente no es porque habitamos "el mejor de los mundos posibles", como pretendia Leibniz; bien pensado, vivimos en el unico mundo posible, un factum injusto y equivocado, pero irredimible e imperfectible. Para expresarlo con la terminologia de Spinoza, el "capitalismo sive Natura" constituye, en resumen, un totalitarismo plenamente realizado y heterofobo
albicans is once considered to be an imperfectible fungal species, lacking a sexual cycle.
We can notice, too, how the child as double repeats and resists repetition simultaneously, and we may ask what it could mean for the adult to welcome the imperfectible qualities of the child who cannot be loyal to adult desire.
"Imperfectible Narrative within Colonial Melancholia: Gendered Sovereignty and the Technology of Colonial Subjects in the Wartime Korean Propaganda Film, the Volunteer (1941)." AC 24.2 (2013): 223-37.
Myth, then "is immediately frozen into something natural; it is not read as a motive, but as a reason" (150), "imperfectible and unquestionable" (151).
And for that reason, "[h]uman beings and their social orders are intrinsically imperfectible." Here is the scientific basis for the tragic realism of evolutionary ethics.
The growth of American certification programs and of their successful implementation is due to the hard work of many dedicated people--interpreters, administrators, scientists, legislators, lawyers, educators, test developers and numerous others--people who are dedicated to attempting to perfect the imperfectible, to the end that we might actually have justice for all.
Dwell on M.'s gorgeous explication of the pleasures of imperfectible obedience.
Born an Episcopalian, Burns says his spirituality has its roots in Christianity but told the magazine that today he finds himself in the tradition of the founders--"what Thomas Jefferson would call a deist, I guess--interested less in the organized forms of religion than in spiritual pursuit as a way toward the perfectibility of an imperfectible species called human beings."