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perversion

[ per-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF perversion

Synonyms for perversion

  • aberration
  • anomaly
  • corruption
  • debauchery
  • deviance
  • fetish
  • immorality
  • kink
  • kinkiness
  • sexual deviation
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Antonyms for perversion

  • conformity
  • normality
  • regularity
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Perversion is the keynote of all the debased forms of Gnosticism.

Perversion—drinking in excessive quantities; drunkenness; and unquenchable thirst.

Perversion—superstition; witchcraft; and with Cautiousness large, fear of ghosts.

Perversion—excessive fondness for music to the neglect of other things.

Perversion is morbid alteration of function which may occur in emotional, intellectual, or volitional fields.

Perversion, misuse and abuse of our human powers should give us cause enough to be ashamed.

Perversion—prolixity, repetition, and excessive amplification.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "action of turning aside from truth, corruption, distortion" (originally of religious beliefs), from Latin perversionem (nominative perversio) "a turning about," noun of action from past participle stem of pervertere (see pervert (v.)). Psychological sense of "disorder of sexual behavior in which satisfaction is sought through channels other than those of normal heterosexual intercourse" is from 1892, originally including homosexuality.

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