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Meaning & Definition of Perverse in English

English

Perverse

/pərvərs/

adjective

1. Marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict

  • "Took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans"
    synonym:
  • perverse

2. Resistant to guidance or discipline

  • "Mary mary quite contrary"
  • "An obstinate child with a violent temper"
  • "A perverse mood"
  • "Wayward behavior"
    synonym:
  • contrary
  • ,
  • obstinate
  • ,
  • perverse
  • ,
  • wayward

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • depraved
  • ,
  • perverse
  • ,
  • perverted
  • ,
  • reprobate

Examples of using

Don't think I'm perverse, but I've seen several condoms in her purse.