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perverse Saltos de línea: per|verse
Pronunciación: /pəˈvəːs/

Definición de perverse en inglés:

adjetivo

1Showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable: Kate’s perverse decision not to cooperate held good
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • So his decision to show the way last night smacked of a perverse desire to prove something to himself and the world.
  • I always have this perverse but burning desire to be scared, and it's hard for me to achieve this goal simply because it's hard for me to get scared.
  • But I have this perverse desire to be shaved with a cut-throat razor - by an expert.
Sinónimos
awkward, contrary, difficult, unreasonable, uncooperative, unhelpful, obstructive, disobliging, unaccommodating, troublesome, tiresome, annoying, vexatious, obstreperous, disobedient, unmanageable, uncontrollable, recalcitrant, refractory, rebellious;
Scottish thrawn
informalcussed
British informalbloody-minded, bolshie, stroppy
North American informalbalky
rarecontrarious
2Contrary to the accepted or expected standard or practice: in two general elections the outcome was quite perverse
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There is sometimes in us a perverse refusal to accept or to believe in good, a deep-seated, hardened refusal which belittles or despises good.
  • It is perverse because everyone accepts that regular exercise helps reduce the risk of heart attacks, high blood pressure, obesity and even depression.
  • Now, this standard has a certain perverse appeal, at least if we felt it would be universally followed.
Sinónimos
illogical, irrational, unreasonable, contradictory, wrong, wrong-headed, incorrect, irregular, inappropriate, unorthodox
2.1 Law (Of a verdict) against the weight of evidence or the direction of the judge on a point of law.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Where, however, a jury reaches a perverse verdict on the evidence, it is open to the Court of Appeal, to reverse that verdict.
  • It could only do so if satisfied that the decision was so perverse that the judge must have fallen into error.
  • It is a perverse verdict and it is a miscarriage of justice in relation to costs.
3Sexually perverted: an evil life dedicated to perverse pleasure films depicting behaviour which seemed perverse or deviant were seen as more suitable for private therapy than for public consumption
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Donny saw the look of perverse pleasure on his neighbor's face as his mother bent over to pick up the keys.
  • Colapinto portrays Money as opportunistic, manipulative, condescending, violent, and even perverse.
  • But conservative groups have condemned multi-stall unisex toilets as unnecessary and perverse.
Sinónimos
perverted, depraved, unnatural, abnormal, deviant, degenerate, immoral, warped, twisted, corrupt;
wicked, base, evil
informalkinky, sick, pervy, sicko

Derivados

perverseness

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Pronunciación: /pəˈvəːsnəs/
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • This is partly because he is compassionate about the suffering of ordinary Europeans, but also exasperated by their masochism and perverseness.
  • What distinguishes his recent work is an almost maternal sympathy for the perverseness of the human animal - and the twists in its fate.
  • Such Delphic obscurity was not inspired by mere perverseness.

Origen

Late Middle English (in the sense 'turned away from what is right or good'): from Old French pervers(e), from Latin perversus 'turned about', from the verb pervertere (see pervert).

Palabras que riman con perverse

amerce, asperse, averse, biodiverse, burse, coerce, converse, curse, diverse, Erse, hearse, immerse, intersperse, nurse, perse, purse, reimburse, submerse, terce, terse, transverse, verse, worse

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