What does perversion mean?

Definitions for perversion
pərˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃənper·ver·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perversion(noun)

    a curve that reverses the direction of something

    "the tendrils of the plant exhibited perversion"; "perversion also shows up in kinky telephone cords"

  2. perversion, sexual perversion(noun)

    an aberrant sexual practice;

  3. perversion(noun)

    the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use)

    "it was a perversion of justice"

Wiktionary

  1. perversion(Noun)

    The action of perverting someone or something; humiliation; debasement.

  2. perversion(Noun)

    The state of being perverted; depravity; viciousness.

  3. perversion(Noun)

    A sexual practice or act considered abnormal; sexual deviance; immorality.

  4. perversion(Noun)

    An instance of such abnormal activity or behaviour; rape.

  5. Origin: From perversio, from pervertere

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perversion(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [L. perversio: cf. F. perversion. See Pervert.]

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  1. Perversion

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perversion in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perversion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of perversion in a Sentence

  1. Oscar Wilde:

    Chastity is the greatest form of perversion.

  2. Jimoh Oluwatobi segun:

    Perception can sometimes lead to perversion" Beware

  3. Geoffrey Berman:

    It shows a moral perversion on the part of Acosta himself.

  4. John Wayne:

    Screw ambiguity. Perversion and corruption masquerade as ambiguity. I don't trust ambiguity.

  5. Elizabeth Johnston:

    This has nothing to do with homophobia, this is about parents protecting their children from perversion.

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  • այլասերվածություն, այլասերումArmenian
  • извраще́ние, извращённостьRussian

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