Definitions

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  • n. One who perverts (a person or thing).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who perverts (a person or thing).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who perverts, or turns from right to wrong; one who distorts, misinterprets, misapplies, or corrupts.

Etymologies

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pervert +‎ -er

Examples

  • In veterinary circles the meat dispenser was relished as a rather daring "perverter," while hundreds of smart people began to enjoy their _pseudo_-beef.

    The Siege of Kimberley

  • Cocoa-Tree, made helplessly tipsy by this abominable seducer and perverter of youth, and fleeced of four thousand pounds.

    Vanity Fair

  • For outward show is a wonderful perverter of the reason, and when thou art most sure that thou art employed about things worth thy pains, it is then that it cheats thee most.

    The Meditations

  • A barrel-organ of execution; a perverter of taste; a worthy ally of that upstart who ruined melody, harmony, and form.

    Maurice Guest

  • But tell me, thou perverter of the squirely rules of knight – errantry, where hast thou ever seen or read that any knight – errant's squire made terms with his lord, 'you must give me so much a month for serving you'?

    Don Quixote

  • But here, when my reputation and the reputation of my innocent children are at stake, I am proved beyond doubt, and by respectable witnesses, to be a wilful falsifier and perverter of the truth.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922

  • I felt persuaded from the first that the assassins would aim only at Mr. Burke, who has long been regarded as the perverter of every Viceroy and

    Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman

  • Corah and his accomplices did accuse Moses of being ambitious, unjust, and tyrannical; when the Pharisees called our Lord an impostor, a blasphemer, a sorcerer, a glutton and wine-bibber, an incendiary and perverter of the people, one that spake against

    The World's Best Orations, Vol. 1 (of 10)

  • Since our study is not a pathological treatise, we must omit further consideration of the offender and dismiss without more comment the whole range of the perverter.

    The Foundations of Personality

  • She knew how the unhappy Lord Dovedale, whose mamma had taken a house at Oxford, so that he might be educated there, and who had never touched a card in his life till he came to London, was perverted by Rawdon at the Cocoa-Tree, made helplessly tipsy by this abominable seducer and perverter of youth, and fleeced of four thousand pounds.

    XIX. Miss Crawley at Nurse

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