per·​ver·​sive pər-ˈvər-siv How to pronounce perversive (audio)
: perverting or tending to pervert
: arising from or indicative of perversion

Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of perversive was in 1753

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“Perversive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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