Variant of perverse
- deviating from what is considered right or good; wrong, improper, etc. or corrupt, wicked, etc.; perverted
- persisting in error or fault; stubbornly contrary
- obstinately disobedient or difficult; intractable
- characterized by or resulting from obstinacy or contrariness
Origin: Middle English pervers from Old French from Classical Latin perversus, past participle of pervertere: see pervert
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