Definition for PER-VERSE'NESS

PER-VERSE'NESS, n. [pervers'ness.]

  1. Disposition to cross or vex; untractableness; crossness of temper; a disposition uncomplying, unaccommodating or acting in opposition to what is proper or what is desired by others. Her whom he wishes most, shall seldom gain / Through her perverseness. – Milton.
  2. Perversion. [Not used.] – Bacon.

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