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

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

I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly.
Gustave Flaubert

I would tell anyone who wants something from someone else to feign not wanting it. People are perverse. If you show great affection to them, they'll run the other way.
Hedy Lamarr

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
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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

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