Part of speech: noun

Perverse nature or behavior. Perverseness.

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Usage examples "perversity":

  1. But by what perversity of taste had the artist represented his principal figure as so wrinkled and decayed, while yet he had decked her out in the brightest splendor of attire, as if the loveliest maiden had suddenly withered into age, and become a moral to the beautiful around her! - "From-Twice-Told-Tales", Hawthorne, Nathaniel.
  2. It will help us to cherish Plato's ideal, without sharing his hasty conclusion about the perversity of those who do not listen to reason. - "Public Opinion", Walter Lippmann.
  3. Charge it all up, then, to the perversity of a bachelor in the throes of his first, last, and only love experience. - "The-Darrow-Enigma", Severy, Melvin Linwood.