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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Deliberately deviating from what is good; Deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline.

Usage examples (35)
  • But there still clung to her what I fear we must call a perverseness of obstinacy,
  • I fear we must call a perverseness of obstinacy, a desire to maintain the resolution she had made, -- a wish that she might be allowed to undergo the punishment she had...
  • They have simply taken on this form of perverseness.
  • This is simple perverseness, of the meanest variety. for more
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