• WordNet 3.6
    • adj perverted deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good "depraved criminals","a perverted sense of loyalty","the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat"
    • adj perverted having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented "many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality","a perverted translation of the poem"
    • adj perverted (used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes "kinky sex","perverted practices"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • perverted Misdirected; misapplied; corrupt; false.
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  • Tryon Edwards
    “Facts are God's arguments; we should be careful never to misunderstand or pervert them.”
  • Bible
    “A gift blinds the wise and perverts the words of the righteous.”
  • Denis Diderot
    “It is not human nature we should accuse but the despicable conventions that pervert it.”
  • Jean De La Bruyere
    “Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “All things tend to corrupt perverted minds.”
  • Helen Keller
    “As selfishness and complaint pervert and cloud the mind, so love with its joy clears and sharpens the vision.”


In literature:

Sin perverts the use of all things.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
The real source of the tragedy is to be found in the monks who perverted the mind of the prince.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
The sigh is there, but perverted in humor.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
A report runs in London that Mr. Boyd says of Elizabeth Barrett: 'She is a person of the most perverted judgment in England.
"The Letters of Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1 of 2)" by Frederic G. Kenyon
In proportion as society prevents or perverts this moral outreach after God, it pollutes and endangers itself.
"The Minister and the Boy" by Allan Hoben
The gospel, changed from a spirit of humanity into a philosophical system of doctrine, is perverted.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4" by Charles Dudley Warner
She meant to say a convent, but this avenging monk had perverted her tongue.
"Droll Stories, Complete" by Honore de Balzac
The King's writ was denied or perverted.
"Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed." by S. A. Reilly
The sin has its roots in a low and perverted idea of marriage, and is fostered by false standards of modesty.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
It is curious to note how persistently this man has perverted his gifts.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce
He has never perverted a boy not already inclined to homosexuality.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
In the human species this natural fact is often disguised and perverted.
"Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)" by Havelock Ellis
Besides, it implies such a totally perverted view of religion.
"My Friend Prospero" by Henry Harland
Those men only were perverted who allowed themselves to be corrupted by such vice.
"Vandover and the Brute" by Frank Norris
Passion and desire repress the judgment and pervert the conscience.
"The Redemption of David Corson" by Charles Frederic Goss
Besides, he twice willfully perverted facts while he talked to me, though it was not in the least necessary.
"Winston of the Prairie" by Harold Bindloss
No, not the law, but those who sat on the judgment-seat to pervert the law.
"Gascoyne, The Sandal Wood Trader" by R. M. Ballantyne
He was a monstrosity of perverted morality.
"'Doc.' Gordon" by Mary E. Wilkins-Freeman
Its tendency to pervert public taste, and corrupt public morals.
"A Review of Uncle Tom's Cabin" by A. Woodward
However, I less consider the author than the system of the Assembly in perverting morality through his means.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke

In poetry:

Thy child needs no pardon for talents misused,
For reason perverted or blessings abused,
No duty neglected, or service unpaid,
No precept unheeded, no law disobeyed.
"The Consolation" by Caroline Fry
He viewed this “shouting” mania with disgust,
As being generosity perverted,
When any of the “boys” went on the bust
He strove his best that they might be converted.
"Jimmy Wood" by Barcroft Henry Boake
Scorn'd be the wretch that quits his genial bowl,
His loves, his friendships, even his self resigns;
Perverts the sacred instinct of his soul,
And to a ducat's dirty sphere confines.
"Elegy IX. He Describes His Disinterestedness to a Friend" by William Shenstone
Yet, not perverted, would my words imply
The impulse given by Heaven's great Artisan
Alike to man and worm, mere spring, whereby
The distant wheels of life, while time endures, roll on:
"Description Of Egla" by Maria Gowen Brooks
If father, if mother, if daughter, if son,
If houses, if lands, if the wife of thy love —
Shou'd strive to pervert thee — by no means be won
Thy faith, and thy zeal towards Christ to remove.
"We Must Cleave To Christ, Without Suffering Any Thing To Turn Us Away From Him" by Rees Prichard
In these bless'd French perverted days,
Whan virtue's blam'd and vice gets praise,
And folk wi' words are sae bit.
Nae wonder sober stands for fou, And drinkers roar out while they spew,
'Virtus Tandem Vicebat.'
"To The Members Of The Sober Society; Sent To The Same With An Engraving" by Hector MacNeill

In news:

Actresses' talent wasted in creepy, perverted 'Hick' ?
For the most part, Mexicans are perverted, short, dark, little disgusting animals.
For the most part, Mexicans are perverted, short, dark, little, disgusting animals.
I see London, I see France, does that make me a pervert.
New Yorkers shot back yesterday at Rep Peter King (R-Long Island), who called Jackson a " pervert ," "child molester" and "pedophile" in a video he posted to YouTube Sunday.
Arabic Words for 'Gay' Need to Be Better than ' Pervert ' or 'Deviant'.
How Long Will UW's Pervert Professor Stay On The Payroll.
Boardwalk Pervert Heading Back To Ukraine.
Because perverts cannot be trusted not to shove their phones up some poor girl's skirt and snap a picture.
The Pervert 's Guide to Cinema.
Slavoj Žižek, everyone's favorite Slovenian cultural theorist, stars in The Pervert 's Guide to Cinema, two and a half hours of psychoanalysis applied to the likes of Blue Velvet and The Matrix.
Boy Scouts' " Pervert Files" Included Men From Richmond.
The Iranian regime's "cyber- jihad " began in June 2009, a perverted response to the massive protests that followed that year's presidential election.
There's something about Alyssa Milano that makes me feel like a pervert.
Two indicted for preying on the school children they are responsible for, the other one arrested for just being an outright pervert who likes to watch and take pictures of women in restrooms.