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Perversion meaning

perversion - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. a curve that reverses the direction of something; " the tendrils of the plant exhibited perversion"; " perversion also shows up in kinky telephone cords"
  2. 2. The act of perverting, or the state of being perverted; a turning from truth or right; a diverting from the true intent or object; a change to something worse; a turning or applying to a wrong end or use.
  3. 3. Act of perverting; diverting from truth; mis application.

perversion - examples of usage

  1. It is not the indulgence of inclination, but its excess and perversion, by which the happiness and dignity of life are placed in another's power, which he condemns. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  2. No change, no degradation, no perversion of humanity, in any grade, through all the mysteries of wonderful creation, has monsters half so horrible and dread. - "Dickens As an Educator", James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes.
  3. Its perversion produces trouble. - "Rose of Dutcher's Coolly", Hamlin Garland.
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