Definition of perversion:
sexual perversion, misapplication, mishandling, degeneracy, involution, villainy, bestiality, degradation, bestiality, misappropriation, turpitude, depredation, abuse, abnormality, impairment, clean, misuse, flagitiousness, regression, contortion.
vice (part of speech: noun)
- wrongness (part of speech: noun)
- "The Romance of Names", Ernest Weekley.
- "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.