Definition of Perverseness

1. Noun. Deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline.

Exact synonyms: Contrariness, Perversity
Generic synonyms: Fractiousness, Unruliness, Wilfulness, Willfulness
Specialized synonyms: Cussedness, Orneriness
Derivative terms: Contrary, Perverse, Perverse, Perverse



2. Noun. Deliberately deviating from what is good. "There will always be a few people who, through macho perversity, gain satisfaction from bullying and terrorism"
Exact synonyms: Perversity
Generic synonyms: Evil, Evilness
Derivative terms: Perverse, Perverse

Definition of Perverseness

1. n. The quality or state of being perverse.

Definition of Perverseness

1. Noun. The quality of being perverse; obstinacy or doggedness ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Perverseness

1. [n -ES]

Perverseness Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Perverseness Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Perverseness

pervasive
pervasive development disorder
pervasive developmental disorder
pervasive developmental disorder - not otherwise specified
pervasive developmental disorders
pervasively
pervasiveness
pervasivenesses
perve
perved
pervenous pacemaker
perverse
perversed
perversedly
perversely
perverseness (current term)
perversenesses
perverser
perversions
perversities
perversity
perversive
pervertable
pervertedly
pervertedness
pervertednesses
perverter

Literary usage of Perverseness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1866)
"... and so disgraceful have been the folly and perverseness which have developed that original possibility into the most alarming probability of the hour. ..."

2. Emin Pasha and the Rebellion at the Equator: A Story of Nine Months by Arthur Jermy Mounteney Jephson (1890)
"... Aga's perverseness —Saleh Aga cowed—Emin writes to Stanley—Preparations for a start — Arrival of the steamer—Rumours of Stanley's strength—Proceedings ..."

3. The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and by Humphrey Prideaux (1845)
"... to be punished according to his perverseness; threatening them with the demolition of their city, and utter ruin of the whole island in which it stood, ..."

4. The Friends' Library: Comprising Journals, Doctrinal Treatises , and Other by William Evans, Thomas Evans (1840)
"... city full of perverseness ; some were found sighing and crying for the abominations of the times." And those who live under a right feeling of our ..."

5. A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors by William Oldnall Russell (1824)
"... and taken with some de- oath must gree of deliberation ; for if upon the whole circumstances of with some to the weakness than perverseness of the parly ..."

6. History of the Mahrattas by James Grant Duff (1878)
"... appointed— dilatory preparations—advanced detachment crosses over to the continent, and occupies the Bhore Ghaut without opposition.— perverseness ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Perverseness

Search for Perverseness on Dictionary.com!Search for Perverseness on Thesaurus.com!Search for Perverseness on Google!Search for Perverseness on Wikipedia!

Search