Definition of perversity:
doggedness, perverseness, resist, pertinacity, pertinaciousness, crotchetiness, mulishness, crankiness, bullheadedness, hardheadedness, tenacity, obstinateness, obstinacy, grumpiness, willfulness, pigheadedness, tenaciousness, contrariness.
Her notoriety was due precisely to her pretty air of astonishment, the infinite purity of her blue eyes, the whole expression of chaste innocence which she assumed when it so pleased her, an expression which contrasted powerfully with her true nature, shameless creature that she really was, of the most monstrous, confessed, and openly- displayed perversity; such as, in fact, often spring up from the rotting soil of great cities.- "Paris From the "Three Cities"", Emile Zola.
- "Green Fancy", George Barr McCutcheon.
- "A Bachelor's Dream", Mrs. Hungerford.