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English adjective: perverse

1. perverse marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict

SamplesTook perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans.


Antonymspositive, neutral

2. perverse resistant to guidance or discipline

SamplesMary Mary quite contrary.
An obstinate child with a violent temper.
A perverse mood.
Wayward behavior.

Synonymscontrary, obstinate, wayward



3. perverse deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good

SamplesDepraved criminals.
A perverted sense of loyalty.
The reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat.

Synonymsdepraved, perverted, reprobate



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