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perverted

[per-vur-tid] /pərˈvɜr tɪd/
adjective
1.
Pathology. changed to or being of an unnatural or abnormal kind:
a perverted interest in death.
2.
turned from what is right; wicked; misguided; distorted.
3.
affected with or caused by perversion.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; pervert + -ed2
Related forms
pervertedly, adverb
pervertedness, noun
nonperverted, adjective
nonpervertedly, adverb
unperverted, adjective
unpervertedly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for pervertedly

perverted

adj.

1660s, "turned from the right way," past participle adjective from pervert (v.). With implied sexual sense by 1897.

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pervertedly in Medicine

perverted per·vert·ed (pər-vûr'tĭd)
adj.

  1. Deviating from what is considered normal or correct.

  2. Of, relating to, or practicing sexual perversion.

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