Translation of perverse in Spanish:

perverse

Pronunciation: /pərˈvɜːrs; pəˈvɜːs/

adj

  • (stubborn) obstinado, terco; (wayward, contrary) retorcido, avieso [literario/literary] she takes a perverse delight in upsetting me siente un placer malsano dándome disgustos
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • In this strategy I am thankfully aided by Floyd, who is doubtless the most perverse sexual deviant ever to reside in our fair city of Wellington.
    • And there's a sort of perverse sexiness, a kinky transgression, about wearing make-up with a bikini, like teaming high heels with a swimsuit.
    • Coming to terms with sexuality is not perverse.

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