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per·ver·sion

 (pər-vûr′zhən)
n.
1.
a. The act of perverting.
b. The state of being perverted.
2. A sexual practice or act considered abnormal or deviant.

per·ver′sive (-sĭv, -zĭv) adj.

perversion

(pəˈvɜːʃən)
n
1. (Psychology) any abnormal means of obtaining sexual satisfaction
2. the act of perverting or the state of being perverted
3. a perverted form or usage

per•ver•sion

(pərˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən)

n.
1. the act of perverting.
2. the state of being perverted.
3. a perverted form of something.
4. any of various sexual practices that are commonly regarded as being abnormal.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin perversiō. See pervert, -tion]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perversion - a curve that reverses the direction of something; "the tendrils of the plant exhibited perversion"; "perversion also shows up in kinky telephone cords"
curve, curved shape - the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
2.perversion - an aberrant sexual practice;
paraphilia - abnormal sexual activity
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
anal intercourse, anal sex, buggery, sodomy - intercourse via the anus, committed by a man with a man or woman
oral sex, head - oral stimulation of the genitals; "they say he gives good head"
3.perversion - the action of perverting something (turning it to a wrong use); "it was a perversion of justice"
actus reus, wrongful conduct, misconduct, wrongdoing - activity that transgresses moral or civil law; "he denied any wrongdoing"

perversion

noun
1. deviation, vice, abnormality, aberration, kink (Brit. informal), wickedness, depravity, immorality, debauchery, unnaturalness, kinkiness (slang), vitiation The most frequent sexual perversion is fetishism.

perversion

noun
Translations
إعْتِداء عَلى العَدالَه أو حَرْفُهاعَمَل مُنْحَرِف
překrucovánízvrhlost
forhindringperversitet
elferdítésperverzió
afbökun, spillingöfuguggaháttur
prekrucovanie
ayartmaçarpıtma

perversion

[pəˈvɜːʃən] N (Med, Psych) → perversión f; [of justice] → deformación f; [of truth, facts] → tergiversación f

perversion

[pərˈvɜːrʃən] n
(sexual)perversion f
[idea] → perversion f

perversion

n
(esp sexual, Psych) → Perversion f; (no pl: = act of perverting) → Pervertierung f
(Rel) → Fehlglaube m; (no pl: = act) → Irreleitung f
(= distortion: of truth etc) → Verzerrung f

perversion

[pəˈvɜːʃn] n (Psych) → perversione f; (of justice, truth) → travisamento, pervertimento

pervert

(pəˈvəːt) verb
1. to change (something) from what is normal or right. to pervert the course of justice.
2. to lead (someone) to crime or to evil or immoral (especially sexually immoral) acts.
(ˈpəːvəːt) noun
a person who does perverted (especially sexually immoral) acts.
perˈversion (-ʃən) noun
1. (the) act of perverting. a perversion of justice.
2. a perverted act. He is capable of any perversion.
perˈverted adjective

per·ver·sion

n. perversión, desviación depravada, gen. de índole sexual.
References in classic literature ?
All Greek states, except those perversions which Aristotle criticises as being "above law," worked under rigid constitutions, and the constitution was only changed when the whole people gave a commission to a lawgiver to draw up a new one.
In the eighth and ninth books (4) the perversions of States and of the individuals who correspond to them are reviewed in succession; and the nature of pleasure and the principle of tyranny are further analyzed in the individual man.
Weston, which they seemed to find such pleasure in describing to me; and hearing things asserted of him which, from the character of the man, I knew to be exaggerations and perversions of the truth, if not entirely false--things derogatory to him, and flattering to them--especially to Miss Murray--which I burned to contradict, or, at least, to show my doubts about, but dared not; lest, in expressing my disbelief, I should display my interest too.
I am, indeed, provoked at the artifice of this unprincipled woman; what stronger proof of her dangerous abilities can be given than this perversion of Reginald's judgment, which when he entered the house was so decidedly against her
I hope, therefore, no man will, by the grossest misunderstanding or perversion of my meaning, misrepresent me, as endeavouring to cast any ridicule on the greatest perfections of human nature; and which do, indeed, alone purify and ennoble the heart of man, and raise him above the brute creation.
They were just emerging from a narrow court not far from the open square in Clerkenwell, which is yet called, by some strange perversion of terms, 'The Green': when the Dodger made a sudden stop; and, laying his finger on his lip, drew his companions back again, with the greatest caution and circumspection.
It was rumored that her elaborately curled "front piece" had cost five dollars, and that it was sent into Portland twice a year to be dressed and frizzed; but it is extremely difficult to discover the precise facts in such cases, and a conscientious historian always prefers to warn a too credulous reader against imbibing as gospel truth something that might be the basest perversion of it.
As the denial or perversion of justice by the sentences of courts, as well as in any other manner, is with reason classed among the just causes of war, it will follow that the federal judiciary ought to have cognizance of all causes in which the citizens of other countries are concerned.
Glare is a leading error in the philosophy of American household decoration - an error easily recognised as deduced from the perversion of taste just specified.
Huntingdon,' he continued, 'but I cannot suppress my indignation when I behold such infatuated blindness and perversion of taste; - but, perhaps, you are not aware - ' He paused.
They will see, therefore, that in all cases where power is to be conferred, the point first to be decided is, whether such a power be necessary to the public good; as the next will be, in case of an affirmative decision, to guard as effectually as possible against a perversion of the power to the public detriment.
The first part of Hunsden's speech moved me not at all, or, if it did, it was only to wonder at the perversion into which prejudice had twisted his judgment of my character; the concluding sentence, however, not only moved, but shook me; the blow it gave was a severe one, because Truth wielded the weapon.