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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Perverse (Latin perversus, turned the wrong way) signifies wilfully wrong or erring, unreasonably set against right, reason, or authority. The stubborn or obstinate person will not do what another desires or requires; the perverse person will do anything contrary to what is desired or required of him. The petulant person frets, but may comply; the perverse individual may be smooth or silent, but is wilfully intractable. Wayward refers to a perverse disregard of morality and duty; froward is practically obsolete; untoward is rarely heard except in certain phrases; as, untoward circumstances. Compare OBSTINATE.
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How to use perverse in a sentence?
‘ American Horror Story ’ is one of the most disturbing television shows ever produced, and with such perverse storylines unfolding with each installment, ‘ Halloween Horror Nights ’ is undoubtedly the only place that could create a living version of the nightmares that Ryan Murphy dreams up.
We have seen many times Islamophobic discourse against Islam and Muslims turning into a perverse and murderous ideology. The world must raise its voice against such discourse and must say stop to Islamophobic fascist terrorism.
It sounds a little bit distorted or perverse, whatever the appropriate word is, but it just raises awareness that there are Olympic Games going on in South America and you'd have to be hibernating under a rock not to understand that.
In Mexico, no one gets punished, if you don’t punish anyone, impunity becomes a perverse incentive for corruption.
In a perverse way, because that bridge ... is an example that an African nation that cares for wildlife and has gone out of its way to consider the interests of wildlife, it will actually attract people who want to see it.
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