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Meaning of PERVERSITY

Pronunciation:  purv'ursutee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  deliberately deviating from what is good
  2. [n]  deliberate unruliness
 

PERVERSITY is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: contrariness, perverseness
 
 See Also: cussedness, evil, evilness, fractiousness, orneriness, unruliness, wilfulness, willfulness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per*ver"si*ty\, n. [L. perversitas: cf. F.
perversit['e].]
The quality or state of being perverse; perverseness.

 
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 Related Terms: antagonism, antipathy, antithesis, bearishness, bitchiness, cantankerousness, churlishness, clashing, collision, conflict, confrontation, contradiction, contradistinction, contraindication, contraposition, contrariety, contrariness, contrast, counterposition, crabbedness, crankiness, crossness, cross-purposes, crustiness, cussedness, difficultness, disagreeability, disagreement, discrepancy, dourness, excitability, fractiousness, frowardness, hostility, huffiness, huffishness, inconsistency, inimicalness, irascibility, irritability, meanness, oppositeness, opposition, opposure, oppugnance, oppugnancy, orneriness, perverseness, perversite, polarity, repugnance, showdown, snappishness, stuffiness, sulkiness, sullenness, testiness, ugliness, waspishness, waywardness, wrongheadedness
 

 

 

 

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