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perverted Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. 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
  2. verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    twist; convolute; pervert; sophisticate; twist around.
    • Don't twist my words
  3. 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
  4. adjective satellite (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
    • kinky sex
    • perverted practices
  5. 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
  6. 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

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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