Synonyms of perverse in English:

perverse


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See Spanish definition of obstinado

adjective

1‘he is being deliberately perverse’

SYNONYMS
awkward, contrary, difficult, unreasonable, uncooperative, unhelpful, obstructive, disobliging, unaccommodating, troublesome, tiresome, annoying, vexatious, obstreperous, disobedient, unmanageable, uncontrollable, recalcitrant, refractory, rebellious
wilful, headstrong, self-willed, capricious, wayward, cross-grained, stubborn, obstinate, obdurate, pertinacious, mulish, pig-headed, bull-headed, intractable, intransigent, inflexible
Scottish thrawn
informal cussed
British informal bloody-minded, bolshie, stroppy
North American informal balky
archaic froward, contumacious
rare contrarious
ANTONYMS

accommodating, cooperative

2‘juries often come up with a verdict that is manifestly perverse’

SYNONYMS
illogical, irrational, unreasonable, contradictory, wrong, wrong-headed, incorrect, irregular, inappropriate, unorthodox
North American informal backasswards
ANTONYMS

reasonable

3‘an evil life dedicated to perverse pleasure’

SYNONYMS
perverted, depraved, unnatural, abnormal, deviant, degenerate, immoral, warped, twisted, corrupt
wicked, base, evil
informal kinky, sick, pervy, sicko