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perverted

adjective

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having or showing lowered moral character or standards
  • the perverted values of a society that had taken permissiveness to the extreme

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perverted

verb
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Synonyms & Antonyms of perverted (Entry 2 of 2)

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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“Perverted.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/perverted. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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