Adjective(1) marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict(2) resistant to guidance or discipline(3) deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
(1) It is a perverse verdict and it is a miscarriage of justice in relation to costs.(2) Is it about the fundamentally deluded nature of human existence, or its perverse , incorrigible optimism?(3) It could only do so if satisfied that the decision was so perverse that the judge must have fallen into error.(4) So, ironically, even the economic consequences of the neo-liberal program are likely to be quite perverse in practice.(5) The refusal by the government to accept the best science is irrational and perverse .(6) Human nature is far too perverse for anything this simple to be successful!(7) To argue that we are powerless to change the political environment in the face of irrational fanaticism is a perverse form of defeatism.(8) Instead of being taken aback, he felt a perverse obstinacy rise up inside him.(9) Worse still, in countries where development is the central problem, uniform standards may have perverse effects.(10) Also, I'm so stubborn and perverse that her rudeness just made me more determined to get to know her.(11) The example du jour is his persistent, some might say perverse desire to ram roads through some of our last old-growth forests.(12) So his decision to show the way last night smacked of a perverse desire to prove something to himself and the world.(13) His considerable powers of concentration served to amplify the more extreme, uncompromising, even perverse , aspects of his personality.(14) The extension of this model to securities pricing has created a widely accepted but perverse understanding of financial markets.(15) There is, however, an inflexibility and perverse bias already present in the environing world, and it's this which defamiliarises and removes our projects from us.(16) Where, however, a jury reaches a perverse verdict on the evidence, it is open to the Court of Appeal, to reverse that verdict.
1. awkward ::
2. illogical ::
3. perverted ::
4. depraved ::
5. contrary ::
1. pure ::
Different Formsperverse, perversely, perverseness
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