Definition for PER-VERSE'

PER-VERSE', a. [pervers'; L. perversus. See Pervert.]

  1. Literally, turned aside; hence, distorted from the right. – Milton.
  2. Obstinate in the wrong; disposed to be contrary; stubborn; untractable. To so perverse a sex all grace is vain. – Dryden.
  3. Cross; petulant; peevish; disposed to cross and vex. I'll frown and be perverse, and say thee nay. – Shak.

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