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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·verse /(ˌ)pɝˈvɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 per·verse /pɝˈvɝs/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·verse a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,