Definitions of perverse

  1. Perversity. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2. resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good; "depraved criminals"; "a perverted sense of loyalty"; "the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Wilfully wrong; obstinate; stubborn; way ward. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. PERVERSENESS, PERVERSITY. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Obstinate in the wrong; froward. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Wilfully wrong; unreasonable; refractory; petulant. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Turned aside; obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; untractable; cross; disposed to thwart and vex. See Pervert. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. Stubborn; untractable; obstinate in the wrong; petulant; vexatious. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for perverse

  1. " You see, I couldn't sit down with that most perverse and obstinate man, Colbert, and feel sure that something or other would not occur which would make an outbreak between us, or, at any rate, bad feeling. – A Jolly Fellowship by Frank R. Stockton
  2. Is he still in that perverse state of mind that afflicted you so much?" – Roderick Hudson by Henry James