Definition of perversity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

perversity

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//pəˈvɜːsəti//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈvɜːrsəti//
 
[uncountable]
 
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deliberate determination to behave in a way that most people think is wrong, unacceptable or unreasonable He refused to attend out of sheer perversity.