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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‘ 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.
Cats are autocrats of naked self-interest. They are both amoral and immoral, consciously breaking rules. Their evil look at such times is no human projection: the cat may be the only animal who savors the perverse or reflects upon it.
But he (Trump) may get us there, he certainly seems to be trying and maybe this is his perverse way of dividing us more ... he thinks that's to his political advantage, but it's certainly not to the country's advantage.
It's really perverse. It's a filthy word in this context, everything he says is disgusting and he intends it to be disgusting.
Men of perverse opinion do not know the excellence of what is in their hands, till some one dash it from them.
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