• (GA) IPA: /pɚˈvɝs/
  • (RP) IPA: /pəˈvɜːs/

perverse (comparative perverser, superlative perversest)

  1. Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the (morally) right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
    •     I felt most alive when I felt most perverse. At college, sleeping with boys had a perverse quality. I slept with a boy friend of one of my girl friends, and I was proud of it. I bragged about it because I had done something perverse. Another time, I slept with a man, fat and ugly, who paid me for it. I was very proud. I felt I had the ability to do something different.
  2. Obstinately in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.
  3. (legal, of a verdict) Ignoring the evidence or the judge's opinions.
Antonyms Translations
  • French: pervers
  • Russian: извращённый
  • Russian: противоречащий

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