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perverse
used in The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

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Definition
not what is expected, or considered proper

or: having the opposite effect of what is desired
  • My arguments perverted some others, particularly Collins and Ralph; but, each of them having afterwards wrong'd me greatly without the least compunction, and recollecting Keith's conduct towards me (who was another freethinker), and my own towards Vernon and Miss Read, which at times gave me great trouble, I began to suspect that this doctrine, tho' it might be true, was not very useful.

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