perversely


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per·verse

 (pər-vûrs′, pûr′vûrs′)
adj.
1. Contrary to what is right or good; wicked or depraved: a perverse world of sinners.
2.
a. Characterized by or resulting from willful opposition or resistance to what is right, expected, or reasonable: "Geneticists have the perverse habit of naming genes by what goes wrong when they mutate" (Richard Dawkins).
b. Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable: an understanding of the text that only a perverse reader could reach.
3. Having an effect opposite to what is intended or expected: "Regulation [of child care] to increase quality may have the perverse effect of driving some children into unregulated care" (Kathryn M. Neckerman).

[Middle English pervers, from Old French, from Latin perversus, past participle of pervertere, to pervert; see pervert.]

per·verse′ly adv.
per·verse′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.perversely - deliberately deviant; "his perversely erotic notions"
2.perversely - in a contrary disobedient manner
Translations
بانْحِراف، بإفْساد
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ferde módonfonák módon
òvermóîskulega
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inatlamünasebetsizce

perversely

[pəˈvɜːslɪ] ADV (= irrationally) → sin ninguna lógica; (= obstinately) → tercamente; (= wickedly) → con perversidad

perversely

[pərˈvɜːrsli] adv
(= unreasonably) to be perversely pleased to do sth → éprouver une joie perverse à faire qch
She was perversely pleased to be causing trouble → Elle éprouvait une joie perverse à causer des problèmes.
to be perversely proud of sth → tirer une fierté perverse de qch
(= paradoxically) → paradoxalement
Some saw it, perversely, as a victory → Certains y ont vu, paradoxalement, une victoire.

perversely

adv (= paradoxically)paradoxerweise; think, believe, decideabwegigerweise; perversely, when the day of her departure came, she wanted to stayals der Abreisetag gekommen war, wollte sie paradoxerweise noch bleiben; perversely enjoyableauf perverse Art und Weise unterhaltsam; do you have to be so perversely different?musst du denn immer um jeden Preis anders sein?; he is really perversely old-fashioneder ist wirklich hoffnungslos altmodisch; the translation still sounds perversely Frenchdie Übersetzung klingt noch immer penetrant französisch

perversely

[pəˈvɜːslɪ] adv (see adj) → da bastian contrario, con cattiveria, perversamente

perverse

(pəˈvəːs) adjective
1. continuing to do, think etc something which one knows, or which one has been told, is wrong or unreasonable. a perverse child.
2. deliberately wrong; unreasonable. perverse behaviour.
perˈversely adverb
perˈverseness noun
perˈversity noun
References in classic literature ?
Adieu, my dearest Susan, I wish matters did not go so perversely.
His early death had been the only dark spot in his life, unless the papers in Miss Bordereau's hands should perversely bring out others.
That Pollyanna had taken the skeleton literally instead of figuratively, she knew very well; but, perversely, she refrained from correcting the mistake.
From all these mute signs and tokens of her presence, he naturally glanced at Barbara herself, who sat as mute as they, shelling peas into a dish; and just when Kit was looking at her eyelashes and wondering--quite in the simplicity of his heart-- what colour her eyes might be, it perversely happened that Barbara raised her head a little to look at him, when both pair of eyes were hastily withdrawn, and Kit leant over his plate, and Barbara over her pea-shells, each in extreme confusion at having been detected by the other.
Hunsden indulged in abrupt forms of speech, and I perversely said to myself--
Like the prophet on the top of Peor, Izz Huett would fain have spoken perversely at such a moment, but the fascination exercised over her rougher nature by Tess's character compelled her to grace.
In short, there seemed to be no good quality about him which was not perversely associated with a drawback of some kind.
Her mind was perversely busy now with an imaginative picture of the beauty of Mablethorpe House and the comfort and elegance of the life that was led there.
It was naturally tender, sensitive, and full of little tremors and palpitations; all of which weaknesses it retained, while her visage was growing so perversely stern, and even fierce.
Here, on one side, was a girl -- with great personal attractions, with rare pecuniary prospects, with a social position which might have justified the best gentleman in the neighborhood in making her an offer of marriage -- perversely casting herself away on a penniless idle young fellow, who had failed at his first start in life, and who even if he succeeded in his second attempt, must be for years to come in no position to marry a young lady of fortune on equal terms.
Shouldst thou adhere perversely to thy passion for this Rebecca, thou wilt give Beaumanoir the power of expelling thee, and he will not neglect it.
There were no foreclosures of mortgages, no protested notes, no bills payable, no debts of honour in Typee; no unreasonable tailors and shoemakers perversely bent on being paid; no duns of any description and battery attorneys, to foment discord, backing their clients up to a quarrel, and then knocking their heads together; no poor relations, everlastingly occupying the spare bed-chamber, and diminishing the elbow room at the family table; no destitute widows with their children starving on the cold charities of the world; no beggars; no debtors' prisons; no proud and hard-hearted nabobs in Typee; or to sum up all in one word--no Money