Definition of perversion :
The act of perverting, or the state of being perverted; a turning from truth or right; a diverting from the true intent or object; a change to something worse; a turning or applying to a wrong end or use.
sexual perversion, regression, bestiality, misuse, clean, misapplication, impairment, involution, turpitude, degeneracy, abuse, misappropriation, flagitiousness, depredation, mishandling, villainy, degradation, abnormality, contortion
vice (part of speech: noun)
damnability, wickedness, baseness, corruption, sinisterness, feloniousness, indecency, debauchery, sadism, depravity, sin, criminality, immorality, debasement, blackness, iniquitousness, impropriety, perverseness, reprehensibleness, sinfulness, obnoxiousness, degeneration, vice, blameworthiness, evildoing, villainousness
wrongness (part of speech: noun)
- To the same class belongs Thunder, found in the Pipe Rolls as Tonitruus, and not therefore necessarily a perversion of Tunder, i. - "The Romance of Names", Ernest Weekley.
- It is one of the hundred answers to the fugitive perversion of modern " force" that the promptest and boldest agencies are also the most fragile or full of sensibility. - "Orthodoxy", G. K. Chesterton.
- Gipsies do not, however, seem to regard it themselves, as tacho or true Rommanis, despite this testimony, and I am inclined to think that it partly originated in some wag's perversion of the French word chose. - "The English Gipsies and Their Language", Charles G. Leland.