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perverse
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
not what is expected, or considered proper

or: having the opposite effect of what is desired
  • There is no freak exhibitionism here, no perverted striving for novelty, no orgy of unbridled egotism.
    1.4 — Part 1 Chapter 4 (3% in)
  • I think I've destroyed, perverted, corrupted just about everything that exists.
    4.2 — Part 4 Chapter 2 (31% in)
  • It's difficult to call it selfishness or egotism, the words have been perverted, they've come to mean Peter Keating.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (93% in)
  • The issue has been perverted and man has been left no alternative—and no freedom.
    4.18 — Part 4 Chapter 18 (58% in)

There are no more uses of "perverse" in The Fountainhead.

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