from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Directed away from what is right or good; perverted.
- adj. Obstinately persisting in an error or fault; wrongly self-willed or stubborn.
- adj. Marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict.
- adj. Arising from such a disposition.
- adj. Cranky; peevish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the (morally) right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
- adj. Obstinately in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.
- adj. Ignoring the evidence or the judge's opinions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
- adj. Obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Turned away or deviating from what is right, proper, correct, etc.; perverted.
- Obstinate in the wrong; disposed to be contrary; stubborn; untractable; self-willed.
- Cross; petulant; peevish; disposed to cross and vex.
- Untoward: as, ‘event perverse!”
- n. A geometrical form related to another (of which it is said t. be the perverse) as the form of the image of an object in a plane mirror is to that of the object itself.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict
- adj. resistant to guidance or discipline
- adj. deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
I have what I call perverse desire, which I think is key to being an artist of any kind.
For Mr. Kratsev, this idea - the trade-off between exit and voice - is the key to understanding what he describes as the "perverse" stability of Vladimir V.
For Mr. Krastev, this idea - the trade-off between exit and voice - is the key to understanding what he describes as the "perverse" stability of Vladimir Putin's Russia.
The word perverse doesn’t begin to do the event justice.
And just how schizophrenic and perverse is our culture?
As you all proclaim Teddy an icon, just remember, it was Teddy, who thru his own fault, left a woman to die so that he could save his political career, disgusting and perverse is how i will remember him. what a country.
And just because you find certain sex acts perverse is not a reason to deny equality before the law to same-sex couples.
Lefty Liberal, I must confess to a certain perverse desire to see these obese old fools try to get it up, given all the machismo bluster and weapon brandishing.
And that is part of why it would actually be perverse from a public policy perspective to forbid the banks in better shape right now from offering bonuses.
Among other things, the money helps offset the short-term perverse incentives they would otherwise have to clear their forests for the timber money or to make room for slash-and-burn agriculture.
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