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perverse
used in Brave New World

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Definition
not what is expected, or considered proper

or: having the opposite effect of what is desired
  • But in spite of this knowledge and these admissions, in spite of the fact that his friend's support and sympathy were now his only comfort, Bernard continued perversely to nourish, along with his quite genuine affection, a secret grievance against the Savage, to mediate a campaign of small revenges to be wreaked upon him.
    p. 179.5

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