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synonyms for perverse

  • contradictory
  • wicked
  • abnormal
  • bad-tempered
  • cantankerous
  • capricious
  • contrary
  • contumacious
  • corrupt
  • crabby
  • cross
  • degenerate
  • delinquent
  • depraved
  • deviant
  • disobedient
  • dogged
  • erring
  • fractious
  • hard-nosed
  • headstrong
  • intractable
  • intransigent
  • irritable
  • miscreant
  • mulish
  • nefarious
  • obdurate
  • obstinate
  • petulant
  • pigheaded
  • rebellious
  • refractory
  • rotten
  • self-willed
  • spiteful
  • stubborn
  • unhealthy
  • unmanageable
  • unreasonable
  • unyielding
  • villainous
  • wayward
  • willful
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antonyms for perverse

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  • agreeable
  • compliant
  • happy
  • nice
  • reasonable
  • willing
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How to use perverse in a sentence

It would fun to look for a perverse joke in here, but we’ve covered that already.
TAYLOR SWIFT REALLY CAN’T HELP HERSELFCHRIS RICHARDSDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
This will create some perverse incentives for doctors like me, who often think more about the benefit to individual patients than we do to society at large.
A DOCTOR ON 9 THINGS THAT COULD GO WRONG WITH THE NEW VACCINESF. PERRY WILSONDECEMBER 11, 2020VOX
As in “Pond,” there’s an uncanny coolness to Glass’s portrayal of an unstable young woman, a voyeurism that’s by turns both pleasant and perverse.
EMMA GLASS’S ‘REST AND BE THANKFUL’ POWERFULLY DESCRIBES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A HEALTH-CARE WORKERPETE TOSIELLODECEMBER 2, 2020WASHINGTON POST
We need to reward nursing homes for the basics, too, like cleaning and infectious-disease control, rather than costly extra services — a perverse system that damn near amounted to geronticide when the pandemic hit.
WHAT CHANGES AFTER COVID-19? I’M BETTING ON EVERYTHING.MEGAN MCARDLENOVEMBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
This is the first time someone’s tried to come up with a regulated rate card for how it should work and trying to arrive at a fair set of terms without invoking all sorts of unintended consequences and perverse outcomes.
‘WE’RE GETTING MORE USED TO THE UNCERTAINTY’: BBC GLOBAL NEWS CHIEF ON AD-FUNDED NEWSLUCINDA SOUTHERNSEPTEMBER 10, 2020DIGIDAY
His reason prompted him to listen, but the Imp of the Perverse laughed reason to scorn.
THE DREAMERMARY NEWTON STANARD
As it is, you will easily perceive that I am one of the many uncounted victims of the Imp of the Perverse.
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEEDGAR ALLAN POE
Examine these similar actions as we will, we shall find them resulting solely from the spirit of the Perverse.
THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POEEDGAR ALLAN POE
Perverse cruelty on the part of the government came to their attention with distressing frequency.
EMMA GOLDMANCHARLES A. MADISON
Perverse fashion kept them in London even in April and May for "the season," just when in the country nature was most alluring.
WASHINGTON AND HIS COMRADES IN ARMSGEORGE WRONG
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WORDS RELATED TO PERVERSE

  • afraid
  • allergic
  • antagonistic
  • antipathetic
  • contrary
  • disinclined
  • disliking
  • having no use for
  • hesitant
  • hostile
  • ill-disposed
  • indisposed
  • inimical
  • loath
  • nasty
  • perverse
  • reluctant
  • uneager
  • unfavorable
  • unfriendly
  • unwilling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.