perverted

adjective per·vert·ed \ pər-ˈvər-təd \

Definition of perverted

1 :corrupt
2 :marked by perversion

pervertedly

adverb

pervertedness

noun

Examples of perverted in a Sentence

  1. He took a perverted pleasure in watching them suffer.

  2. the perverted values of a society that had taken permissiveness to the extreme

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First Known Use of perverted

14th century


PERVERTED Defined for English Language Learners

perverted

adjective

Definition of perverted for English Language Learners

  • : having or showing sexual desires that are considered not normal or acceptable

  • : not considered normal or acceptable


Medical Dictionary

perverted

adjective

medical Definition of perverted

:marked by abnormality or perversion
  • perverted pancreatic function
  • relieve concepts or fears of perverted sexual interest
  • —W. H. Masters & V. E. Johnson


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