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perverse
used in The Bluest Eye

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Definition
not what is expected, or considered proper

or: having the opposite effect of what is desired
  • He noticed Gibbon's acidity, but not his tolerance, Othello's love for the fair Desdemona, but not Iago's perverted love of Othello.
    4 — Spring (83% in)

There are no more uses of "perverse" in The Bluest Eye.

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