Definition of Perversely

1. Adverb. Deliberately deviant. "His perversely erotic notions"

Partainyms: Perverse



2. Adverb. In a contrary disobedient manner.
Exact synonyms: Contrarily, Contrariwise
Partainyms: Contrary, Perverse

Definition of Perversely

1. adv. In a perverse manner.

Definition of Perversely

1. Adverb. In a perverse manner. ¹

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Definition of Perversely

1. [adv]

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Literary usage of Perversely

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1. Studies of a Biographer by Leslie Stephen (1902)
"The influence of any cult, however, depends upon the character of the worshipper, and I fear that in this case the charm operated rather perversely. ..."

2. The British Theatre; Or, A Collection of Plays: Which are Acted at the by Inchbald, Elizabeth Inchbald (1808)
"But know, thou proud, perversely-judging Winchester! Howe'er you hard, imperious censures doom, And portion out our lot in worlds to come, Those, who, ..."

3. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"... then he would never stand perversely in his own opinion, but with all humility submit himself to the Pope, not only to kiss his feet, but another part ..."

4. A Phraseological Dictionary of Commercial Correspondence in the English by Charles Scholl (1886)
"1 He has acted most perversely throughout. 2 Why act so perversely ? PETITION. 1 The petition of the company for permission to construct a railway has been ..."

5. The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical and Critical by Barbauld (Anna Letitia), Anna Letitia Aikin Barbauld (1820)
"... guard inviolate the independence of speech, sullenly persevering in refusing to say any thing, or perversely saying only what he least wished to hear. ..."

6. The Agamemnon of Aeschylus by Aeschylus (1831)
"... chest contracted, sapless limbs, A tongue that never rests, and mind debas'd By their vile sophistries, perversely taught To call good evil, evil good, ..."

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