What does the word perverse mean?

Usage examples for perverse

  1. One goes to distant places for the winter sports or for big game shooting, but this seemed rather grotesquely perverse. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. But humans are perverse, not sensible. – How and When to Be Your Own Doctor by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
  3. It was so inexplicable, so extravagant, so perverse, that her cheeks grew hot. – The Iron Furrow by George C. Shedd