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perverse

English

Etymology

  • From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] perversum, past participle of pervertere > per- 'thoroughly' + vertere 'to turn'. So, "thoroughly turned".

Pronunciation

Adjective

perverse (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
perverse

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  1. Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the (morally) right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
  2. Obstinately in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Ignoring the evidence or the judge's opinions.

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Italian

Adjective

perverse f.

  1. Feminine plural form of perverso

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