perverse

perverse(
puhr
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vuhrs
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (improper)
a. perverso
This new law creates a perverse incentive to lie.Esta nueva ley crea un incentivo perverso para mentir.
b. retorcido
Sidney seemed to get some sort of perverse pleasure from hearing about her brother's accident.Sidney parecía experimentar algún tipo de placer retorcido al oír hablar del accidente de su hermano.
c. pervertido
Did you see the new movie that came out this weekend? - Yes, and I thought it was disgustingly perverse.¿Viste la nueva película que salió este fin de semana? - Sí, y pensé que era asquerosamente pervertida.
2.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(stubborn)
a. obstinado
Saul's perverse boss sternly refused to give him a raise.El jefe obstinado de Saúl se negó severamente a darle un aumento.
b. terco
Veronica is so perverse that she'd let her house burn down just to win an argument.Verónica es tan terca que dejaría que su casa se quemara sólo para ganar una discusión.
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perverse
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (contrary)
a. aberrante
2. (stubborn)
a. terco(a), cabezota
he's just being perversesimplemente está llevando la contraria
she takes a perverse delight in causing harmdisfruta de lo lindo haciendo daño
3. (sexually deviant)
a. pervertido(a)
perverse [pəˈvɜːs]
adjective
(contrary) retorcido
The first point is that customers are perverse, emotional, awkward, unreasonable people who want things done on their terms, not ours
(obstinate) terco; contumaz; (wicked) perverso
human nature is perverse el hombre es perverso por naturaleza; I took a perverse pleasure in his predicament verlo en un aprieto me producía un placer perverso
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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