Dictionary.com

perversity

[ per-vur-si-tee ]
/ pərˈvɜr sɪ ti /
Save This Word!

noun, plural per·ver·si·ties for 2.
the state or quality of being perverse.
an instance of this.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of perversity

From the Latin word perversitās, dating back to 1520–30; see perverse, -ity

OTHER WORDS FROM perversity

non·per·ver·si·ty, noun, plural non·per·ver·si·ties.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use perversity in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for perversity

perversity
/ (pəˈvɜːsɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties
the quality or state of being perverse
a perverse action, comment, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK