per·verse /pɝˈvɝs/ 形容詞
1. Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
The only righteous in a world perverse. --Milton.
2. Obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.
To so perverse a sex all grace is vain. --Dryden.
Syn: -- Froward; untoward; wayward; stubborn; ungovernable; intractable; cross; petulant; vexatious.
Usage: -- Perverse, Froward. One who is froward is capricious, and reluctant to obey. One who is perverse has a settled obstinacy of will, and likes or dislikes by the rule of contradiction to the will of others.
adj 1: marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict; "took
perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans"
2: resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite
contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a
perverse mood"; "wayward behavior" [syn: contrary, obstinate,
3: marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered
right or proper or good; "depraved criminals"; "a
perverted sense of loyalty"; "the reprobate conduct of a
gambling aristocrat" [syn: depraved, immoral, perverted,