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pervert

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a person who has sunk below the normal moral standard
  • a pervert who, because of years of bad choices, couldn't get a job

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pervert

verb

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1 to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of
  • that summary really perverts the other candidate's views on taxes

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2 to lower in character, dignity, or quality
  • a movie that perverted the Bible story by reveling in the sinners' lewd behavior until just before the moment of divine retribution

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3 to put to a bad or improper use
  • accused of perverting the Internal Revenue Service by using it to harass political opponents

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debase, vitiate, deprave, corrupt, debauch, pervert mean to cause deterioration or lowering in quality or character. debase implies a loss of position, worth, value, or dignity. commercialism has debased the holiday vitiate implies a destruction of purity, validity, or effectiveness by allowing entrance of a fault or defect. a foreign policy vitiated by partisanship deprave implies moral deterioration by evil thoughts or influences. the claim that society is depraved by pornography corrupt implies loss of soundness, purity, or integrity. the belief that bureaucratese corrupts the language debauch implies a debasing through sensual indulgence. the long stay on a tropical isle had debauched the ship's crew pervert implies a twisting or distorting from what is natural or normal. perverted the original goals of the institute

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“Pervert.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/pervert. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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