noun, plural per·ver·si·ties for 2.
Origin of perversity
Examples from the Web for perversity
Perversity haunts the garden, and the dock always grows as near as possible to some plant that you value.The New Gulliver and Other Stories|Barry Pain
Perversity prompted her answer, but at once she remembered Crewe, and turned away in annoyance.In the Year of Jubilee|George Gissing
Perversity, inconsistency—but it was her nature, and she could not overcome it.One Man in His Time|Ellen Glasgow
"Perversity is the only thing that makes this rotten life worth living," retorted Bakkus.The Mountebank|William J. Locke
noun plural -ties
1520s, from Middle French perversité "depravity, degeneracy" (12c.), from Latin perversitatem (nominative perversitas) "forwardness, untowardness," from perversus (see perverse).