Translation: from greek to english

from english to greek

perverse person

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  • perverse — perverse, pervert, perverted 1. Perverse and perverted, both derived from the Latin root pervertere ‘to turn away’ (from what is normal or correct), are easily confused. Perverse means ‘stubbornly unreasonable’ (usually of actions or… …   Modern English usage

  • perverse — adj. 1 (of a person or action) deliberately or stubbornly departing from what is reasonable or required. 2 persistent in error. 3 wayward; intractable; peevish. 4 perverted; wicked. 5 (of a verdict etc.) against the weight of evidence or the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Imp of the Perverse (short story) — Infobox short story | name = The Imp of the Perverse title orig = translator = author = Edgar Allan Poe country = United States language = English series = genre = Short story published in = Graham s Magazine publisher = media type = pub date =… …   Wikipedia

  • The Imp of the Perverse — is a metaphor for the common tendency, particularly among children and miscreants, to do exactly the wrong thing in a given situation. The conceit is that the misbehavior is due to an imp (a small demon) leading an otherwise decent person into… …   Wikipedia

  • willful — willfully, adv. willfulness, n. /wil feuhl/, adj. 1. deliberate, voluntary, or intentional: The coroner ruled the death willful murder. 2. unreasonably stubborn or headstrong; self willed. Also, wilful. [1150 1200; ME; OE wilful willing. See… …   Universalium

  • ass — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English assa, probably from Old Irish asan, from Latin asinus Date: before 12th century 1. any of several hardy gregarious African or Asian perissodactyl mammals (genus Equus) smaller than the horse and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • þráwere — m ( es/ as) perverse person …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • pervert — perverse, pervert, perverted 1. Perverse and perverted, both derived from the Latin root pervertere ‘to turn away’ (from what is normal or correct), are easily confused. Perverse means ‘stubbornly unreasonable’ (usually of actions or… …   Modern English usage

  • perverted — perverse, pervert, perverted 1. Perverse and perverted, both derived from the Latin root pervertere ‘to turn away’ (from what is normal or correct), are easily confused. Perverse means ‘stubbornly unreasonable’ (usually of actions or… …   Modern English usage

  • contrary — n antithesis, opposite, contradictory, antonym, antipode (see under OPPOSITE adj) Analogous words: *converse, reverse contrary adj 1 antithetical, *opposite, contradictory, antonymous, antipodal, antipodean Analogous words: divergent, disparate,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

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