verb corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
pervert; debase; profane; misdirect; subvert; debauch; deprave; vitiate; corrupt; demoralise; demoralize.
- debauch the young people with wine and women
- Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
- Do school counselors subvert young children?
- corrupt the morals
verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
twist; convolute; pervert; sophisticate; twist around.
verb change the inherent purpose or function of something
misuse; pervert; abuse.
- Don't abuse the system
- The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers
adjective satellite (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
- kinky sex
- perverted practices
adjective satellite having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented
misrepresented; twisted; distorted.
- many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality
- a perverted translation of the poem
adjective satellite deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
depraved; reprobate; perverse.
- depraved criminals
- a perverted sense of loyalty
- the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
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