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perversity

[per-vur-si-tee] /pərˈvɜr sɪ ti/
noun, plural perversities for 2.
1.
the state or quality of being perverse.
2.
an instance of this.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Latin perversitās. See perverse, -ity
Related forms
nonperversity, noun, plural nonperversities.
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perversity

/pəˈvɜːsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the quality or state of being perverse
2.
a perverse action, comment, etc
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Word Origin and History for perversity
n.

1520s, from Middle French perversité "depravity, degeneracy" (12c.), from Latin perversitatem (nominative perversitas) "forwardness, untowardness," from perversus (see perverse).

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