a curve that reverses the direction of something
"the tendrils of the plant exhibited perversion"; "perversion also shows up in kinky telephone cords"
perversion, sexual perversion(noun)
an aberrant sexual practice;
the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use)
"it was a perversion of justice"
The action of perverting someone or something; humiliation; debasement.
The state of being perverted; depravity; viciousness.
A sexual practice or act considered abnormal; sexual deviance; immorality.
An instance of such abnormal activity or behaviour; rape.
Origin: From perversio, from pervertere
the act of perverting, or the state of being perverted; a turning from truth or right; a diverting from the true intent or object; a change to something worse; a turning or applying to a wrong end or use
Origin: [L. perversio: cf. F. perversion. See Pervert.]
Perversion is a concept describing those types of human behavior that deviate from that which is understood to be orthodox or normal. Although it can refer to a variety of forms of deviation, it is most often used to describe sexual behaviors that are considered particularly abnormal, repulsive or obsessive. Perversion differs from deviant behavior, in that the latter covers areas of behaviour for which "perversion" would be too strong a term. It is often considered derogatory and in psychological literature the term paraphilia has been used as a replacement, though this term is controversial, and "deviation" is now used instead by others.
The numerical value of perversion in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of perversion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Chastity is the greatest form of perversion.
Intellectual sodomy, which comes from the refusal to be simple about plain matters, is as gross and abundant today as sexual perversion and they are nowise different from one another.
Because of Trump’s perversion of conservatism, along with the devastating impact Donald Trump would have if nominated, I can not support Donald Trump were Donald Trump to win the Republican nomination.
When a fellow like me looks at the landscape and sees the depravity, the perversion -- redefining marriage and telling us that marriage is not between a man and a woman? Come on Iowa! it is nonsense. It is evil. It's wicked. It's sinful.
Marital intercourse is certainly holy, lawful and praiseworthy in itself and profitable to society, yet in certain circumstances it can prove dangerous, as when through excess the soul is made sick with venial sin, or through the violation and perversion of its primary end, killed by mortal sin; such perversion, detestable in proportion to its departure from the true order, being always mortal sin, for it is never lawful to exclude the primary end of marriage which is the procreation of children.
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