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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

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

I think there are two prevailing views of the suburbs in the States: either they're this sort of tedious place, where everyone is the same, buys the same food and drives around in their little minivans, or the view is that the suburbs are extremely perverse in a humorous way.
Megan Abbott

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
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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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