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Definition of Perverse

Perverse

  1. Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
  2. Obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.

Perverse Quotations

There is probably a perverse pride in my administration... that we were going to do the right thing, even if short-term it was unpopular. And I think anybody who's occupied this office has to remember that success is determined by an intersection in policy and politics and that you can't be neglecting of marketing and P.R. and public opinion.
Barack Obama

Love exercised while duty is neglected will make children headstrong, willful, perverse, selfish, and disobedient. If stern duty is left to stand alone without love to soften and win, it will have a similar result. Duty and love must be blended in order that children may be properly disciplined.
Ellen G. White

In science, 'fact' can only mean 'confirmed to such a degree that it would be perverse to withhold provisional assent.' I suppose that apples might start to rise tomorrow, but the possibility does not merit equal time in physics classrooms.
Stephen Jay Gould

I always thought of photography as a naughty thing to do - that was one of my favorite things about it, and when I first did it, I felt very perverse.
Diane Arbus

There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.
Warren Buffett
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Perverse Translations

perverse in Dutch is verdorven, pervers
perverse in German is verkehrt, pervers
perverse in Latin is pravus, improbus
perverse in Spanish is perverso