from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; corrupt.
- transitive v. To bring to a bad or worse condition; debase.
- transitive v. To put to a wrong or improper use; misuse. See Synonyms at corrupt.
- transitive v. To interpret incorrectly; misconstrue or distort: an analysis that perverts the meaning of the poem.
- n. One who practices sexual perversion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error; one who has turned to a twisted sense of values or morals.
- n. A sexually perverted person.
- v. To turn another way; to divert.
- v. To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt
- v. To misapply; to misinterpret designedly.
- v. To become perverted; to take the wrong course.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To turnanother way; to divert.
- transitive v. To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt; also, to misapply; to misinterpret designedly.
- intransitive v. To become perverted; to take the wrong course.
- n. One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion; -- opposed to convert. See the Synonym of convert.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To turn aside; turn another way; avert.
- To turn from truth, from propriety, or from its proper purpose; distort from its use or end; misinterpret wilfully.
- To turn from right opinions or right conduct; corrupt.
- To perform the geometrical operation of perversion upon (any figure).
- To turn aside from the right course, way, etc.; take a wrong course; become corrupt or corrupted.
- To become a pervert or turncoat.
- n. One who has turned aside from the right way; one who has apostatized or turned to error. Compare 'vert.
- n. Synonyms Neophyte, Proselyte, etc. See convert.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. change the inherent purpose or function of something
- v. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
- v. practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
- n. a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
Oxford, and then became what we call a pervert, and what I suppose they call a convert.
He took his degree at Oxford, and then became what we call a pervert, and what I suppose they call a convert.
At some point, probably in the 1980s, the "power-elite of the media" decided that it was no longer appropriate to use the word "pervert" to describe homosexuals.
; "Part of me thinks this disgusting pervert is the best thing that ever happened to me."
(Thinking he might be a repressed zealot or a pervert is optional.) Arthur Kirkland (Quote)
JJ proves that not every minister/politicial/sex pervert is a Republican ladybug in CA
COme on Smidge the pervert is on the other side of people.
Doesn't some of the protectors (WEA) wanna know what that pervert is thinking about when he has to disipline a teenage girl.
Accept the fact that this pervert is one of your own and move on.
Well, OK, strictly speaking, I am a freakin pervert, if you listen to the Moral Moronity, but on a scale of 1 to 10, honestly, I hardly rate.