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perverse

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2 having or showing lowered moral character or standards
  • social conservatives who believe that Hollywood is a perverse world that exerts an unhealthy influence on the young

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3 sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
  • a fact so self-evident that not even the most perverse of opponents could deny it

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4 not appropriate for a particular occasion or situation
  • a convicted criminal seemed like a perverse choice for a bank employee

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contrary, perverse, restive, balky, wayward mean inclined to resist authority or control. contrary implies a temperamental unwillingness to accept orders or advice. a contrary child perverse may imply wrongheaded, determined, or cranky opposition to what is reasonable or normal. a perverse, intractable critic restive suggests unwillingness or inability to submit to discipline or follow orders. tired soldiers growing restive balky suggests a refusing to proceed in a desired direction or course of action. a balky witness wayward suggests strong-willed capriciousness and irregularity in behavior. a school for wayward youths

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“Perverse.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/perverse. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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