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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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deaf to reason

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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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out of place, out of the way

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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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