perverse +‎ -ly


perversely (comparative more perversely, superlative most perversely)

  1. In a perverse manner.
    • 2023 March 14, Caryn James, “John Wick: Chapter 4: 'Soars above most action films'”, in BBC[1]:
      There is another reason the films are so entertaining and successful, though (with the franchise earning more than $500 million dollars so far). Perversely, we love John Wick himself. That lethal, bereaved assassin is a good bad guy for our times, the natural extension of Tony Soprano, Walter White and all the other heroic antiheroes the culture has embraced.