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perverse
used in A Room With A View

3 uses
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Definition
not what is expected, or considered proper

or: having the opposite effect of what is desired
  • Beethoven is so usually simple and direct in his appeal that it is sheer perversity to choose a thing like that, which, if anything, disturbs.
    Chapter 3 (19% in)
  • Of course, the wish was due to nerves, which love to play such perverse tricks upon us.
    Chapter 14 (9% in)
  • She remembered that in all his perversities he had never spoken against affection.
    Chapter 15 (36% in)

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