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perverse
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
deviation from what is considered reasonable, proper, or good
  • At any time it is a strange sight to the tyro to see with what wondrous habitude of unconscious skill the whaleman will maintain an erect posture in his boat, even when pitched about by the most riotously perverse and cross-running seas.
    Chapters 46-48 -- Surmises; The Mat-Maker; The First Lowering (67% in)

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