adj. 25B6; adjective
she strove to be the perfect wife : IDEAL, model, without fault, faultless, flawless, consummate, quintessential, exemplary, best, ultimate, copybook; unrivalled, unequalled, matchless, unparalleled, beyond compare, without equal, second to none, too good to be true, Utopian, incomparable, nonpareil, peerless, inimitable, unexcelled, unsurpassed, unsurpassable.
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; informal tip-top, A1.
a perfect copy : EXACT, precise, accurate, faithful, correct, unerring, right, true, strict; Brit. informal spot on; N. Amer. informal on the money.
the perfect Christmas present for golfers everywhere : IDEAL, just right, right, appropriate, fitting, fit, suitable, apt, made to order, tailor-made; very; Brit. informal spot on, just the job.
she felt a perfect idiot : ABSOLUTE, complete, total, real, out-and-out, thorough, thoroughgoing, downright, utter, sheer, arrant, unmitigated, unqualified, veritable, in every respect, unalloyed; Brit. informal right; Austral./NZ informal fair.
25B6; verb he's busy perfecting his bowling technique : IMPROVE, better, polish (up), hone, refine, put the finishing/final touches to, brush up, fine-tune.