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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Inclined to be opposed to what is expected or requested; contrary. Also: Corrupt or directed toward evil or depraved behavior.

Usage examples (34)
  • The perception of a comic is a tie of sympathy with other men, a pledge of sanity, and a protection from those perverse tendencies and gloomy insanities in which fine...
  • Took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans
  • It gives the whole story a certain perverse angle.
  • And just how schizophrenic and perverse is our culture? for more
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