marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict
"took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans"
contrary, obstinate, perverse, wayward(adj)
resistant to guidance or discipline
"Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
depraved, perverse, perverted, reprobate(adj)
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"
Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the (morally) right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
Obstinately in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.
Ignoring the evidence or the judge's opinions.
Origin: * From perversum, past participle of pervertere > per- 'thoroughly' + vertere 'to turn'. So, "thoroughly turned".
turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted
obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary
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
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.]
The numerical value of perverse in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of perverse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of perverse in a Sentence
We’re removing all those kinds of perverse disincentives.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Men of perverse opinion do not know the excellence of what is in their hands, till some one dash it from them.
In Mexico, no one gets punished, if you don’t punish anyone, impunity becomes a perverse incentive for corruption.
It's really perverse. It's a filthy word in this context, everything he says is disgusting and he intends it to be disgusting.
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