Perverse

Definition of Perverse

Per`verse´
a.1.Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
The only righteous in a word perverse.
- Milton.
2.Obstinate in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.
To so perverse a sex all grace is vain.
- Dryden.

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