from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The quality or state of being perverse.
  • noun An instance of being perverse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Perverse character, disposition, tendency, or conduct; disposition to be contrary; perverseness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The quality or state of being perverse; perverseness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The quality of being perverse.
  • noun A perverse act

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun deliberately deviating from what is good
  • noun deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline


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  • Solomon observed mankind’s propensity for evil, describing it as those who “rejoice in doing evil, and delight in the perversity (suka menentang) of the wicked”. ODB July 20, 2011.

    July 20, 2011