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What is another word for perverse?

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Adjective
Tending to behave in a (morally) perverted or deviant manner
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“It would have appealed to his perverse desire to encourage his opponents' worst thoughts about him.”
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Having a sadistic or cruel nature or character
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“He is obsessed with perverse fantasies of the sadomasochistic abuse of the self.”
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Villainous, wicked or criminal in nature or character
“By their perverse disputing they reveal themselves to be of a perverse and corrupt mind, destitute of the truth, and more studious of gain than of godliness.”
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Inappropriate, or contrary to the accepted or expected standard or practice
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“To argue that we are powerless to change the political environment in the face of irrational fanaticism is a perverse form of defeatism.”
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Showing an obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or uncooperative
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“I can tell that Yafei is a perverse and rebellious child, and Yaning is a meek and obedient child.”
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Stubbornly, and usually unreasonably, holding to an opinion, decision or purpose
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“The example du jour is his persistent, some might say perverse desire to ram roads through some of our last old-growth forests.”
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Having a tendency to be easily annoyed or angered
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“The first indication of the approach of the disease was referable to the change in his nature. He became perverse and irritable, and decidedly emotional.”
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Having a predisposition to fight or engage in confrontations
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Lacking sense or sound reasoning
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Very odd, strange, or eccentric
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Having a repugnance or opposition of mind
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Tending to find fault or raise petty objections
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Characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease
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Excessively lengthy and complex
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