- Turned aside; hence, specifically, turned away from the (morally) right; willfully erring; wicked; perverted.
- Obstinately in the wrong; stubborn; intractable; hence, wayward; vexing; contrary.
- (context, law, of a verdict) ignore, Ignoring the evidence or the judge's opinions.
- From perversum, past participle of pervertere > per- 'thoroughly' + vertere 'to turn'. So, "thoroughly turned".
Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for perverse for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.
Full Definition of perverse