How to use Perverse in a sentence
His perverse thoughts were so disturbing so he decided to try seeing a therapist.
Kyle found a perverse enjoyment from hurting other people.
John made the decision to act in a perverse way to stand out from the rest of his group.
The boys' perverse behavior of running up the down escalator brought attention from the security guards.
The scepticism which challenges the whole collection may be set aside as radically perverse and unreasonable.Advertisement
It may seem perverse to teach " wrong " ideas.
Her obstinate behavior was considered perverse and unacceptable in the stern environment.
In others it encourages a truculent provincialism which takes a perverse pride in stressing the peculiarity and complexities of our conflict.
To ascertain the truth, he had also put to the torture two maid-servants described as deaconesses, but had discovered nothing beyond a perverse and extravagant superstition.
Her letters reveal a spirit full of ardour and enthusiasm, and warped by that perverse bent which leads so many women to prefer a tyrant to a companion.Advertisement
That he was the greatest tragic and dramatic poet born since the age of Shakespeare, the appearance of Hernani in 1830 made evident for ever to all but the meanest and most perverse of dunces and malignants.
Only the most perverse of people could have stayed with it through all its slavish adherence to Moscow.
The simple becomes cunning, The good becomes perverse.
He appears to find perverse sexual gratification out of encouraging Othello to strangle Desdemona, as if he was anticipating a snuff movie!
There are perverse benefits incentives -- paying more the longer people claim.Advertisement
From psychedelic folk to space prog The Beta Band, made some of the most intriguing, yet wilfully perverse music of the Ã¢90s.
That would seem to be a somewhat perverse justification.
Collins's process is one of almost perverse fixation.
I make a strong argument in my book for the rather perverse aspect to this.
As tho they were taking part in a sort of erotic but slightly perverse sexual ritual.Advertisement
Vi for Squeak - it sounds perverse, but I've had a lot more fun with Squeak since I installed this.
There is no answer, except that we feel perverse, using the word with no comprehension of the principle.
There should be a right for the prosecution and defense to appeal against perverse jury verdicts.
This criticism is based on a perverse misreading of the historian's observations on the age of Trajan, Hadrian and the Antonines.
Daub had become so hopelessly addicted to this perverse principle that he deduced not only Jesus as the embodiment of the philosophical idea of the union of God and man, but also Judas Iscariot as the embodiment of the idea of a rival god, or Satan."Advertisement
Up to the time of his nomination for the presidency, the biographer of Jackson finds nothing to record but military exploits in which he displayed perseverance, energy and skill of a very high order, and a succession of personal acts in which he showed himself ignorant, violent, perverse, quarrelsome and astonishingly indiscreet.
Perverse discourses and oppressive deeds were waxen rife.
The main object of the Austrian chancellor probably was to let Napoleon once more show to the world his perverse obstinacy.
Amanda could not decide if he was being deliberately perverse or if he was actually being serious.