Definition of perversely adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pəˈvɜːsli//
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈvɜːrsli//
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in a way that shows deliberate determination to behave in a way that most people think is wrong, unacceptable or unreasonable She seemed perversely proud of her criminal record. He couldn’t bear to be near her, yet, perversely, he still found himself looking out for her.