perversive


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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.

perversive

(pəˈvɜːsɪv)
adj
perverting or tending to pervert

per•ver•sive

(pərˈvɜr sɪv)

adj.
tending to pervert.
[1685–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.perversive - tending to corrupt or pervert
evil - morally bad or wrong; "evil purposes"; "an evil influence"; "evil deeds"
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IN A world of uncertainties, people might not be surprised by anything perversive and preposterous.
All of these lives were changed by the violence, the evil, the perversive behavior of Vincent Henry Sanchez,'' said prosecutor Dee Corona.
Breakdown" is not only a picture entirely nude of respect to the chastity and morality of the greater part of the younger generation, but in the degradation it implies to modern white women there is a perversive danger to the community, and the best thing that can be done is to have it burnt.