Synonyms of perverse in English:

perverse


See definition of perverse

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