What is another word for perversities?

Pronunciation: [pəvˈɜːsɪtiz] (IPA)

Perversities refer to morally or socially unacceptable behaviors. There are many synonyms for this word, including depravities, corruptions, aberrations, deviances, and transgressions. A person who engages in perverse behavior might also be called a pervert, deviant, or degenerate. Other related words include aberrant, deviant, and wayward. The use of these synonyms depends on the context in which they are used. These words can be used in literature, psychology, and everyday language to describe people and their behaviors, and can be used to discuss the causes and effects of these behaviors in individual and social contexts.

What are the hypernyms for Perversities?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Perversities

A book that is absolutely tainted with moral perversities or shows a foolish and inconceivable conception of intellectual values will be certainly deficient in some phases of beauty.
"The Literature of Ecstasy"
Albert Mordell
But that surely cannot be an argument for giving up the battle against the moral perversities of metropolitan life.
"Psychology and Social Sanity"
Hugo Münsterberg
Rita should be made happy in spite of all her little perversities and Southern prejudices, and yet the hands that guided and helped her should not be seen.
"His Sombre Rivals"
E. P. Roe

Famous quotes with Perversities

  • 's one of the perversities of the age: I'm embarrassed by its success, but I'm happy it's selling.
    Jonathan Franzen
  • To divide people into sadists and masochists is almost as foolish as dividing them into eaters and digesters. In all cases one must disregard abnormalities; after all, there are people who are better at digesting than they are at eating and vice versa. As regards masochism and sadism, it is safe to say that a healthy person displays both perversities. The only ugly thing in each case is the word. The one derived from the novelist Leopold von Sacher-Masoch is particularly degrading, and it is hard not to let one's taste for things be spoiled by the designation. Nevertheless, a man with an artistic imagination will manage to let an authentic woman turn him into a masochist and an inauthentic one into a sadist. One knocks the latter's educated unnaturalness out of her until the woman is revealed. If she already is a woman, the only thing left to do is adore her.
    Karl Kraus
  • “I don’t understand what you mean,” I confessed in a baffled tone. Niamh gave me a long, cool, faintly amused glance. “Don’t you? No, I can see that you do not,” she said. And with that she rolled over, her face turned from me, and fell asleep...leaving me staring at the ceiling, completely mystified, pondering the inexplicable perversities of the female mind.
    Lin Carter

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