The definition of perverse is deliberately behaving badly or improperly, despite knowing that your actions are likely to have bad consequences.(adjective)
An example of perverse is when you disobey your mother even as you know she is watching you disobey her direct order.
See perverse in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME pervers < OFr < L perversus, pp. of pervertere: see pervert
See perverse in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English pervers
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin perversus
Origin: , past participle of pervertere, to pervert; see pervert.
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