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Adjective: perverted  pu(r)'vur-tid
  1. (used of sexual behaviour) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes
    "perverted practices";
    - kinky [informal]
  2. Having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented
    "a perverted translation of the poem";
    - distorted, misrepresented, twisted
  3. Deviating from what is considered moral, right, proper or good
    "a perverted sense of loyalty";
    - depraved, perverse, reprobate
Verb: pervert  'pur,vurt
  1. Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    "Socrates was accused of perverting young men";
    - corrupt, subvert, demoralize, demoralise [Brit], debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
  2. Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    "Don't pervert my words";
    - twist, twist around, convolute, sophisticate
  3. Use to one's advantage in a way that was not intended
    "The director of the factory perverted the funds intended for the health care of his workers";
    - misuse, abuse

See also: abnormal, artful, corrupt, disingenuous, unnatural

Type of: alter, change, denote, expend, modify, refer, use

Encyclopedia: Perverted