perverse vs perverted

perverse perverted


  • 1) A geometrical form related to another (of which it is said t. be the perverse) as the form of the image of an object in a plane mirror is to that of the object itself.
  • 2) Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the (morally) right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
  • 3) Obstinately in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.
  • 4) law, of a verdict Ignoring the evidence or the judge's opinions.
  • 5) Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable.
  • 6) Contrary to what is right or good; wicked or depraved.
  • 7) Characterized by or resulting from willful opposition or resistance to what is right, expected, or reasonable.
  • 8) Having an effect opposite to what is intended or expected.
  • 9) Obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.
  • 10) Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
  • 11) marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict


  • 1) misrepresented, altered or distorted
  • 2) deviating from what is normally considered right, normal or correct
  • 3) of, relating to, or practicing unusual or "kinky" sex
  • 4) Deviating from what is considered right and correct.
  • 5) Marked by misinterpretation or distortion.
  • 6) Of, relating to, or practicing sexual perversion.
  • 7) (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
  • 8) Simple past tense and past participle of pervert.


  • 1) But abandoning patients seems a perverse way of improving safety.
  • 2) This has the perverse effect of penalising success and removing incentives for the worst to improve.
  • 3) The system is full of perverse incentives.
  • 4) The gospel message here seems to be taking a perverse delight in being particularly contrary.
  • 5) As a victim that feels very perverse and wrong.
  • 6) In a perverse way it might be quite fun.
  • 7) He took a perverse pleasure out of trying to belittle people around him.
  • 8) These results are not as perverse as they seem.
  • 9) The way targets are being implemented is also having perverse effects.
  • 10) It is a system open to manipulation and full of perverse incentives.
  • 11) The couple laugh with a kind of perverse delight.
  • 12) One problem is that the calculation gives perverse results when companies have destroyed shareholder value.
  • 13) Could he be trying to prove himself in some perverse way?
  • 14) It might seem perverse to see two housebuilders on the list.
  • 15) The trip in effect becomes a perverse pilgrimage.
  • 16) All these perverse incentives drive the price up.
  • 17) The nurse had a perverse need to be at the centre of the action on the accident and emergency ward.
  • 18) In a perverse sort of way it actually gives you a bit of confidence that you are on to something.
  • 19) Constant interference has resulted in the perverse outcome of a glut of flats and a shortage of family homes with gardens.
  • 20) They are lazy and greedy and obstructive and perverse, and often just chaotic.
  • 21) The symphony brought its own, more perverse pleasures.
  • 22) The pleasure is perverse: the thrill of an incessantly thwarted chase.
  • 23) Some individuals positively delight in taking perverse viewpoints on an issue, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
  • 24) If you also felt your father didn't love you, it might have instilled in you a perverse need for men to prove their love.
  • 25) I have what I call perverse desire, which I think is key to being an artist of any kind.
  • 26) For Mr. Kratsev, this idea - the trade-off between exit and voice - is the key to understanding what he describes as the "perverse" stability of Vladimir V.
  • 27) For Mr. Krastev, this idea - the trade-off between exit and voice - is the key to understanding what he describes as the "perverse" stability of Vladimir Putin's Russia.
  • 28) The word perverse doesn’t begin to do the event justice.
  • 29) And just because you find certain sex acts perverse is not a reason to deny equality before the law to same-sex couples.
  • 30) Lefty Liberal, I must confess to a certain perverse desire to see these obese old fools try to get it up, given all the machismo bluster and weapon brandishing.
  • 31) And that is part of why it would actually be perverse from a public policy perspective to forbid the banks in better shape right now from offering bonuses.
  • 32) And just how schizophrenic and perverse is our culture?
  • 33) As you all proclaim Teddy an icon, just remember, it was Teddy, who thru his own fault, left a woman to die so that he could save his political career, disgusting and perverse is how i will remember him. what a country.
  • 34) ‘So his decision to show the way last night smacked of a perverse desire to prove something to himself and the world.’
  • 35) ‘I always have this perverse but burning desire to be scared, and it's hard for me to achieve this goal simply because it's hard for me to get scared.’
  • 36) ‘But I have this perverse desire to be shaved with a cut-throat razor - by an expert.’
  • 37) ‘The example du jour is his persistent, some might say perverse desire to ram roads through some of our last old-growth forests.’
  • 38) ‘Instead of being taken aback, he felt a perverse obstinacy rise up inside him.’
  • 39) ‘I'm one of these perverse people who will deliberately take a spite against something, just because everyone else likes it.’
  • 40) ‘There is, however, an inflexibility and perverse bias already present in the environing world, and it's this which defamiliarises and removes our projects from us.’
  • 41) ‘It seems his muse, once so pliable, has become perverse and wilful: I commiserate.’
  • 42) ‘But he admits to sharing one trait with his crumpled creation: he's wilfully perverse.’
  • 43) ‘Also, I'm so stubborn and perverse that her rudeness just made me more determined to get to know her.’
  • 44) ‘His considerable powers of concentration served to amplify the more extreme, uncompromising, even perverse, aspects of his personality.’
  • 45) ‘His decision to work in mezzotint was partly perverse, as it was an antiquated medium so labor-intensive that it was only rarely practiced.’
  • 46) ‘There is sometimes in us a perverse refusal to accept or to believe in good, a deep-seated, hardened refusal which belittles or despises good.’
  • 47) ‘It is perverse because everyone accepts that regular exercise helps reduce the risk of heart attacks, high blood pressure, obesity and even depression.’
  • 48) ‘Now, this standard has a certain perverse appeal, at least if we felt it would be universally followed.’
  • 49) ‘Making treatments free had created two perverse incentives: patients expected a treatment for every complaint, and doctors felt compelled to provide one.’
  • 50) ‘So, ironically, even the economic consequences of the neo-liberal program are likely to be quite perverse in practice.’
  • 51) ‘The extension of this model to securities pricing has created a widely accepted but perverse understanding of financial markets.’
  • 52) ‘Worse still, in countries where development is the central problem, uniform standards may have perverse effects.’
  • 53) ‘These new rules should be structured in a way that removes perverse incentives to lower standards.’
  • 54) ‘The refusal by the government to accept the best science is irrational and perverse.’
  • 55) ‘This may seem a contradictory, even perverse, claim.’
  • 56) ‘In the perverse logic of defense contracts, the more complications the better.’
  • 57) ‘The reign of George II practically revels in this perverse transparency.’
  • 58) ‘If that is correct, of course, the only comparison with the steriliser's immunity, with which I am dealing, is of a perverse contrast.’
  • 59) ‘It would be utterly illogical and perverse to deal with this matter on anything other than a UK-wide basis.’
  • 60) ‘To argue that we are powerless to change the political environment in the face of irrational fanaticism is a perverse form of defeatism.’
  • 61) ‘Is it about the fundamentally deluded nature of human existence, or its perverse, incorrigible optimism?’
  • 62) ‘She describes the proposed development of the old bus depot as unpopular, illogical and perverse.’
  • 63) ‘The liar, by contrast, is concerned with the truth, in a perverse sort of fashion: he wants to lead us away from it.’
  • 64) ‘Shall I judge you by their perverse standards, until you can prove otherwise?’
  • 65) ‘Human nature is far too perverse for anything this simple to be successful!’
  • 66) ‘Where, however, a jury reaches a perverse verdict on the evidence, it is open to the Court of Appeal, to reverse that verdict.’
  • 67) ‘It could only do so if satisfied that the decision was so perverse that the judge must have fallen into error.’
  • 68) ‘It is a perverse verdict and it is a miscarriage of justice in relation to costs.’
  • 69) ‘It is asserted in this appeal that the jury's verdict was perverse and that the answers were incontrovertibly unreasonable.’
  • 70) ‘It will also prevent unnecessary appeals in cases where a perverse jury verdict is returned.’


  • 1) Even in those instances where, for convenience 'sake, the term perverted development has been used, it must be understood as applying only to the particular plant or organ under consideration, as the form assumed is perfectly in accordance with the ordinary conformation of some other plant or group of plants.
  • 2) Sarah Palin's very public battle with David Letterman over what she called a perverted joke about her daughter.
  • 3) Will it remain perverted forever by what it†™ s become, or will the truth ring free and clear and the legend of the Crusader be born anew?
  • 4) The parent/child dynamic and the means by which it can perverted is also pretty consistent and even clever at times.
  • 5) After the high souled Malthus, came the Neo-Malthusians, who, although they retained the name perverted the teaching of this great demographist, and some Socialist writers of high repute still advocate the systematic instruction of the poor in Neo-Malthusian practices.
  • 6) She knows this is a fake, but someone professionally makes her look perverted, which is not good for a special events company co-owner.
  • 7) Our answer to that is what brings them together is the commitment to what we would call a perverted interpretation of Islam, which is an interpretation of Islam that we saw manifested through the
  • 8) Moldavia and Wallachia contain the descendants of the Roman colonists who speak a perverted Latin.
  • 9) This has been justly called perverted ambition, and Milton stamped it with terrible condemnation when he put into the mouth of his arch fiend the sentiment -- "better to reign in hell than serve in heaven."
  • 10) Chaldee paraphrase perverted by him to his own opinions, 306.

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