perversive

adjective
per·ver·sive | \pər-ˈvər-siv, -ziv\

Definition of perversive 

1 : perverting or tending to pervert

2 : arising from or indicative of perversion

First Known Use of perversive

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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