The Top English Grammar Tips From A–Z
1(stubborn) obstinado(stubborn) terco(wayward, contrary) retorcido(wayward, contrary) avieso literaryshe takes a perverse delight in upsetting me — siente un placer malsano dándome disgustos
- So his decision to show the way last night smacked of a perverse desire to prove something to himself and the world.
- I always have this perverse but burning desire to be scared, and it's hard for me to achieve this goal simply because it's hard for me to get scared.
- But I have this perverse desire to be shaved with a cut-throat razor - by an expert.
- The example du jour is his persistent, some might say perverse desire to ram roads through some of our last old-growth forests.
- Instead of being taken aback, he felt a perverse obstinacy rise up inside him.
- I'm one of these perverse people who will deliberately take a spite against something, just because everyone else likes it.
- There is, however, an inflexibility and perverse bias already present in the environing world, and it's this which defamiliarises and removes our projects from us.
- It seems his muse, once so pliable, has become perverse and wilful: I commiserate.
- But he admits to sharing one trait with his crumpled creation: he's wilfully perverse.
- Also, I'm so stubborn and perverse that her rudeness just made me more determined to get to know her.
- His considerable powers of concentration served to amplify the more extreme, uncompromising, even perverse, aspects of his personality.
- His decision to work in mezzotint was partly perverse, as it was an antiquated medium so labor-intensive that it was only rarely practiced.
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