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Definition 1: deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where perverse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • depraved criminals
  • a perverted sense of loyalty
  • the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat

Synonyms for perverse in the sense of this definition

(perverse is similar to ...) lacking in integrity

"humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation" "a corrupt and incompetent city government"

Definition 2: resistant to guidance or discipline - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where perverse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Mary Mary quite contrary
  • an obstinate child with a violent temper
  • a perverse mood
  • wayward behavior

Synonyms for perverse in the sense of this definition

(perverse is similar to ...) not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

"disobedient children"

Definition 3: marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where perverse or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans

(perverse is similar to ...) characterized by or displaying negation or denial or opposition or resistance; having no positive features

"a negative outlook on life" "a colorless negative personality" "a negative evaluation" "a negative reaction to an advertising campaign"

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