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?
It's really perverse. It's a filthy word in this context, everything he says is disgusting and he intends it to be disgusting.
There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Solitude gives birth to the original in us, to beauty unfamiliar and perilous- to poetry. But also, it gives birth to the opposite: to the perverse, the illicit, the absurd.
In Mexico, no one gets punished, if you don’t punish anyone, impunity becomes a perverse incentive for corruption.
People were mad that a specific passage was being mentioned, but underneath it was the whole idea that the queerness made it even more perverse. It exacerbated how disgusting it was to them in their eyes.
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