What does perverse mean?

Definitions for perverse
pərˈvɜrsper·verse

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perverseadjective

    marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict

    "took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans"

  2. contrary, obstinate, perverse, waywardadjective

    resistant to guidance or discipline

    "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"

  3. depraved, perverse, perverted, reprobateadjective

    deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good

    "depraved criminals"; "a perverted sense of loyalty"; "the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat"

Wiktionary

  1. perverseadjective

    Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the (morally) right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.

    Etymology: * From perversum, past participle of pervertere > per- 'thoroughly' + vertere 'to turn'. So, "thoroughly turned".

  2. perverseadjective

    Obstinately in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.

    Etymology: * From perversum, past participle of pervertere > per- 'thoroughly' + vertere 'to turn'. So, "thoroughly turned".

  3. perverseadjective

    Ignoring the evidence or the judge's opinions.

    Etymology: * From perversum, past participle of pervertere > per- 'thoroughly' + vertere 'to turn'. So, "thoroughly turned".

Wikipedia

  1. Perverse

    Known as the guy called Nad aka Brown Unicorn

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perverseadjective

    turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted

  2. Perverseadjective

    obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary

Freebase

  1. Perverse

    Perverse is the third album by the British rock band Jesus Jones in 1993. Releases were "The Devil You Know", "The Right Decision" and "Zeroes and Ones". "The Devil You Know" reached number 1 on the Modern Rock chart in the U.S., while "Zeroes and Ones" reached number 30 in the UK charts.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perverse

    per-vėrs′, adj. turned aside: obstinate in the wrong: stubborn: vexatious.—adv. Perverse′ly.—ns. Perverse′ness, Perver′sity, state or quality of being perverse: inclination to oppose: wickedness.—adj. Perver′sive, tending to pervert. [L. perversus, turned the wrong way.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perverse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perverse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of perverse in a Sentence

  1. Ibrahim Kalin:

    We have seen many times Islamophobic discourse against Islam and Muslims turning into a perverse and murderous ideology. The world must raise its voice against such discourse and must say stop to Islamophobic fascist terrorism.

  2. Richard Leakey:

    In a perverse way, because that bridge ... is an example that an African nation that cares for wildlife and has gone out of its way to consider the interests of wildlife, it will actually attract people who want to see it.

  3. Caitlin Oakley:

    Actions announced today on list prices further illustrate the perverse incentives of America's drug pricing system, drug companies raising their prices and offsetting them with higher rebates benefits everyone but the consumer, who routinely pays out of pocket based on list price.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. People are difficult teenagers. 2. Planet earth is the planet of perverse children. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. John Murdy:

    ‘ American Horror Story ’ is one of the most disturbing television shows ever produced, and with such perverse storylines unfolding with each installment, ‘ Halloween Horror Nights ’ is undoubtedly the only place that could create a living version of the nightmares that Ryan Murphy dreams up.

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