What is another word for perverse?

879 synonyms found


[ pəvˈɜːs], [ pəvˈɜːs], [ p_ə_v_ˈɜː_s]

Perverse is a term that refers to behavior that is deliberately unacceptable or contrary to expected norms. There are several synonyms for this word that can be used to convey similar meaning, including wayward, disobedient, recalcitrant, headstrong, stubborn, defiant, unruly, and contrary. Each of these synonyms describes a slightly different aspect of perverse behavior, from a general refusal to conform to societal expectations to a stubborn insistence on doing things one's own way regardless of the consequences. Depending on the context of the situation and the desired tone of the message, one or more of these synonyms may be more appropriate than the others.

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How to use "Perverse" in context?

Perverse is an adjective which means " working or tending to work against the usual or expected course of events or actions." Perverse humour is often used to shocks or amuse people, while perverse literature is often dark and serious. A perverse attitude is a way of thinking or behaving that is opposed to prevailing norms.

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