perversion

See also: perversión

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin perversio, from pervertere (corrupt).

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perversion (countable and uncountable, plural perversions)

  1. The action of perverting someone or something; humiliation; debasement.
  2. The state of being perverted; depravity; vice.
  3. Distortion or corruption of the original course, meaning, or state of something.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 2, pages 61-62:
      After all, the great error in human judgment is not so much wilful perversion, as that we judge according to situation, and always make that situation our own; while the chances are, that we really have not one thought, feeling, or habit, in common with those on whom we yet think ourselves qualified to decide.
  4. A sexual practice considered abnormal; sexual deviance.
  5. (geometry) Tendril perversion.

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FinnishEdit

NounEdit

perversion

  1. Genitive singular form of perversio.

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin perversiō.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pɛʁ.vɛʁ.sjɔ̃/

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perversion f (plural perversions)

  1. perversion

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