Beck takes the prize for Most perverse Offering by an Artist in 2012.
Her eyes flashing fire, and her voice sharpening to a scream, 'perverse ungrateful wretch!'
The Imp of the perverse must have chuckled at the situation.
perverse and irreverent persons even dared to affirm, to the great indignation of Señor Vicente, that the whole story was a lie.
perverse Doctrine is of the very same, which gaineth Countries by little and little, as a Canker doth in the whole body.
perverse I may be in old age as in my youth; but on that my agony—my humiliating agony—I decline to dwell.
perverse and irreverent persons even dared to affirm, to the great indignation of Seor Vicente, that the whole story was a lie.
perverse sexuality is as a rule extraordinarily centralized, its whole action is directed toward one, usually an isolated, goal.
perverse poets angle along the black stream: their hollow skulls serve as boxes for worms.
perverse sexuality, in brief, is nothing more than magnified infantile sexuality divided into its separate tendencies.
mid-14c., "wicked," from Old French pervers "unnatural, degenerate; perverse, contrary" (12c.) and directly from Latin perversus "turned away, contrary, askew," figuratively, "turned away from what is right, wrong, malicious, spiteful," past participle of pervertere "to corrupt" (see pervert (v.)). The Latin word is glossed in Old English by forcerred, from past participle of forcyrran "to avoid," from cierran "to turn, return." Meaning "wrong, not in accord with what is accepted" is from 1560s; sense of "obstinate, stubborn" is from 1570s. It keeps the non-sexual senses of pervert (v.) and allows the psychological ones to go with perverted. Related: Perversely; perverseness.