perverse (comparative perverser, superlative perversest)
- 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.
- Obstinately in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.
- (legal, of a verdict) Ignoring the evidence or the judge's opinions.
- French: pervers
- Russian: извращённый
- Russian: противоречащий