Perverse – Contrary to expected standard or practice; wanting to behave unreasonably
To remember the definition of the word perverse, use the following mnemonic:
Once per verse (perverse) he would shout out. It was contrary to expected practice – he just wanted to behave unreasonably.
Examples of perverse in a sentence
The perverse woman kept a collection of her toenail clippings in a jar in her refrigerator.
He made the decision to act in a perverse way to stand out from the rest of his group.
They could not decide if their friend was being deliberately perverse or if he was actually serious.