HyperDic: perversity

English > 2 senses of the word perversity:
NOUNattributeperversity, contrariness, perversenessdeliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
attributeperversity, perversenessdeliberately deviating from what is good
perversity > pronunciation
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English > perversity: 2 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningDeliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline.
Synonymscontrariness, perverseness
Narrowercussedness, ornerinessmeanspirited disagreeable contrariness
Broaderunruliness, fractiousness, willfulness, wilfulnessThe trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
Spanishcabezonería, empecinamiento, obstinación, perversidad, terquedad, tozudez
Adjectivesperverseresistant to guidance or discipline / discipline
English > perversity: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningdeliberately deviating from what is good.
Example"there will always be a few people who, through macho perversity, gain satisfaction from bullying and terrorism"
Broaderevil, evilnessThe quality of being morally wrong in principle or practice
Adjectivesperversedeviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good

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