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perversity 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Noun
/pərˈvərsitē/,
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perversities, plural;
  1. A deliberate desire to behave in an unreasonable or unacceptable way; contrariness
    • - they responded with typical perversity
  2. The quality of being contrary to accepted standards or practice
    • - the perversity of being able to carry a gun but not purchase a drink
  3. The quality of being sexually perverted


  1. contrariness: deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
  2. deliberately deviating from what is good; "there will always be a few people who, through macho perversity, gain satisfaction from bullying and terrorism"
  3. (perverse) marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict; "took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans"
  4. (perverse) contrary: resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
  5. (perverse) depraved: deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good; "depraved criminals"; "a perverted sense of loyalty"; "the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat"
  6. In topology, a branch of mathematics, intersection homology is a generalization of homology theory for singular spaces, discovered by Mark Goresky and Robert MacPherson in the fall of 1974 and developed by them over the next few years.
  7. (Perverse (album)) Perverse is the third album by the British rock band Jesus Jones in 1993. Releases were "The Devil You Know", "The Right Decision" and "Zeroes and Ones". "The Devil You Know" reached number 1 on the Modern Rock chart in the U.S. ...
  8. (Perversities) Daniel Ashton - 07510980717
  9. The quality of being perverse; A perverse act
  10. (perverse) Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the (morally) right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted; Obstinately in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary; Ignoring the evidence or the judge's opinions
  11. (Perverse) Refers to any action or person which seeks to increase happiness in such a way that creativity is not increased. A pervert is any person who systematically seeks to increase his or her own happiness without increasing anyone's creativity, including his or her own.
  12. (Perverse) stubbornly or wilfully in the wrong; against the weight of evidence
  13. (perverse (adj.)) turned away from what is right or good; improper
  14. (perverse) a. dhitha ; ghassu mar ; ghesa ; machla ; khachra ; avaira ; repla ; mchall ; misna ; jiddal ; tattra ; hatha ; kabba ; nara ; arikhor ; magra ; jirari ; taredha ; aryal ; arbanga ; minnha ; a perverse nation. Puthi qaum. F;
  15. (perverse) obstinately disobedient or difficult.
  16. (noun) The state of being willfully determined or disposed to go counter to what is expected or desired; "It was the thought of these intimacies in particular, which she imagined as painful acts of perversity, that filled her with dread and made her break into sweat" (45).