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English noun: perversion

1. perversion (shape) a curve that reverses the direction of something


SamplesThe tendrils of the plant exhibited perversion.
Perversion also shows up in kinky telephone cords.


Broader (hypernym)curve, curved shape

2. perversion (act) an aberrant sexual practice


Synonymssexual perversion


Broader (hypernym)sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice


Narrower (hyponym)anal intercourse, anal sex, buggery, head, oral sex, paraphilia, sodomy

3. perversion (act) the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use)


SamplesIt was a perversion of justice.


Broader (hypernym)actus reus, misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct









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