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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.


perverting or tending to pervert


(pərˈvɜr sɪv)

tending to pervert.
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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Forced to follow the party line, and perhaps losing sight of the threat of transitory popularity, they continued their concerted attack on the perversive activities of the 1920s.
"On deradicalization, Saudi Arabia condemned the extremists' perversive interpretation of Islamic teachings, encouraged religious tolerance and established multiple counseling and care centers to guide and reeducate those influenced by extremist ideologies." He said China is ready to work with Saudi Arabia through policy, intelligence sharing, technology and training to "safeguard our common security." The foreign minister said both China and Saudi Arabia are victims of terrorism, and he outlined his country's struggle against militants based in Xinjiang province in the west.