Imperfectibility
Imperfectibility Im`per*fec`ti*bil"i*ty, n. The state or quality of being imperfectible. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • perfectibility — noun the capability of becoming perfect (Freq. 1) he believes in the ultimate perfectibility of man • Ant: ↑imperfectibility • Derivationally related forms: ↑perfectible • Hypernyms: ↑capability, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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