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Definition of "perverted" []

  • Deviating from what is considered right and correct: a perverted idea of justice. (adjective)
  • Of, relating to, or practicing sexual perversion. (adjective)
  • Marked by misinterpretation or distortion: a perverted translation of an epic poem. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "perverted" in a sentence
  • "Even in those instances where, for convenience 'sake, the term perverted development has been used, it must be understood as applying only to the particular plant or organ under consideration, as the form assumed is perfectly in accordance with the ordinary conformation of some other plant or group of plants."
  • "Sarah Palin's very public battle with David Letterman over what she called a perverted joke about her daughter."
  • "Will it remain perverted forever by what it†™ s become, or will the truth ring free and clear and the legend of the Crusader be born anew?"