noun see perverse

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Perverseness — Per*verse ness, n. The quality or state of being perverse. Virtue hath some perverseness. Donne. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perverseness — index contempt (disobedience to the court) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • perverseness — perverse ► ADJECTIVE 1) showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave unacceptably. 2) contrary to that which is accepted or expected. 3) sexually perverted. DERIVATIVES perversely adverb perverseness noun perversity noun (pl. perversities) …   English terms dictionary

  • perverseness — See perversely. * * * …   Universalium

  • perverseness — noun The quality of being perverse; obstinacy or doggedness …   Wiktionary

  • perverseness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being stubbornly unyielding: bullheadedness, doggedness, hard headedness, mulishness, obstinacy, obstinateness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, perversity, pigheadedness, tenaciousness, tenacity …   English dictionary for students

  • perverseness — pÉ™(r) vÉœrsnɪs / vɜːs n. deviance, abnormality, aberrancy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perverseness — n. 1. Obstinacy, stubbornness, wilfulness, waywardness, perversity. 2. Petulance, peevishness, churlishness, moroseness, surliness, ill temper, perversity …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • perverseness — per·verse·ness …   English syllables

  • perverseness — See: perverse …   English dictionary

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