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perversely

[ per-vurs-lee ]
/ pərˈvɜrs li /
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adverb

in a willful manner that goes counter to what is expected or desired; contrarily: She clung perversely to beliefs and behavior that would confound her parents for years.
in an obstinate manner, rejecting what is right, good, or proper; wickedly or corruptly: They perversely persist in the practice of torture.

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Origin of perversely

First recorded in 1500–20; perverse + -ly
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