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Being entirely without flaw or imperfection. See Synonyms at perfect.

flaw′less·ly adv.
flaw′less·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flawlessness - the state of being without a flaw or defectflawlessness - the state of being without a flaw or defect
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
dream - someone or something wonderful; "this dessert is a dream"
refinement, polish, finish, cultivation, culture - a highly developed state of perfection; having a flawless or impeccable quality; "they performed with great polish"; "I admired the exquisite refinement of his prose"; "almost an inspiration which gives to all work that finish which is almost art"--Joseph Conrad
fare-thee-well - state of perfection; the utmost degree; "they polished the furniture to a fare-thee-well"
intactness - the state of being unimpaired
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Perfectionism is generally defined as the "striving for flawlessness" (Flett & Hewitt, 2002, p.
And even though she might occasionally rock the same togs as, say, the girl you sit next to in homeroom, Victoria's got that underniable Hollywood flawlessness about her.
Perfectionism is generally seen as the "striving for flawlessness" (Flett & Hewitt, 2002, p.
Williams hardly put a foot wrong in front of his own fans but was undone by the sheer flawlessness of his opponent's play.
There is, of course, much enjoyment to be gained out of watching an almost flawlessness performance.
Colour - in white diamonds - is actually measured by their lack of colour, while clarity measures the flawlessness of a diamond.
They do not carry with them the thrill of vulnerability but, Neville is right, their flawlessness makes them the English team we should admire most.
Think of two women, both in their 50s: one, unconcerned about her weight gain, her more pliant face and the final adieu of flawlessness faces the mirror with a smile on her face and enjoys an uncluttered routine of stepping out of home.
Yet they also resonate as bizarre burlesques of modernity's advanced technics, stamped with everything alien to the postwar surveillance state's ideals of clarity and flawlessness.
Individuals displaying behavior associated with the maladaptive form of perfectionism emphasize excessively high standards for performance and flawlessness, have self-punitive reactions to perceived inadequacies in reaching or maintaining expected levels of performance, and their social or interpersonal experiences generate or exacerbate self-criticism and characterological despair (Blatt, 1995; Slaney, Rice, & Ashby, 2002).
For Arab women, maintaining the flawlessness of their skin is the most important factor of their everyday beauty regime.