Definition of perverse:
opinionated, inflexible, hard, petulant, pigheaded, corrupt, pertinacious, degraded, warped, inconvincible, waspish, unhappy, snappish, loose, support, unyielding, contrary, raspy, peevish, malapropos, ridiculous, mulish, infelicitous, good, decadent, tenacious, adverse, ornery, rakehell, incongruous, pat, froward, kinky, stuffy, untoward, ossified, dissipated, extreme, misrepresented, wayward, adamantine, snappy, fiery, crotchety, willful, wrong, stubborn, headstrong, unrepentant, cranky, hardened, unapt, clean, unregenerate, flagitious, grouchy, cross, miscreant, factious, implacable, snippy, dissolute, depraved, crabby, inept, reprobate, unclean, ungovernable, obstinate, unrelenting, quick-tempered, bullheaded, rotten, testy, graceless, dogged, disobedient, choleric, unfit, impossible, attitude, obdurate, negative, contrarious, inapposite, snippety, wilful, irritable, rakish, irresponsible, hard-nosed, fractious, childish, pettish, intransigent, sick, unwholesome, irascible, indecorous, intractable, hysterical, prickly, libertine, amiss, demoralized, hardheaded, stiff-necked, difficult, jackleg, balky, unreasonable, unhealthy, uncompromising, unsuitable, unbending, self-opinionated, inapt, irrational, twisted, resist, unbecoming, unseemly, immoral, snarky, adamant, immovable, cussed, grumpy, absurd, incorrect, perverted, ratty, short-tempered.
- deformed (part of speech: adjective)
- obstinate (part of speech: adjective)
- wicked (part of speech: adjective)
- erring (part of speech: verb)
But it was far otherwise now, and she could not understand why she always felt cross, always obstinate, always perverse; she only knew that she was very miserable, and it was quite a discovery to be told one day that it was because she was naughty, and that if she were good, she would be happy.- "My Little Lady", Eleanor Frances Poynter.
- "Impressions of South Africa", James Bryce.
- "Banked Fires", E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi.