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perversity (n.)

early 15c., perversite, "wickedness," from Old French perversité "depravity, degeneracy" (12c.), from Latin perversitatem (nominative perversitas) "forwardness, untowardness," from perversus (see perverse). From 1520s as "perverse character, disposition, or conduct."

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Definitions of perversity from WordNet

perversity (n.)
deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline;
Synonyms: contrariness / perverseness
perversity (n.)
deliberately deviating from what is good;
there will always be a few people who, through macho perversity, gain satisfaction from bullying and terrorism
Synonyms: perverseness
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