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perversion

 [per-ver´zhun]
1. deviation from the normal course; a morbid alteration of function which may occur in emotional, intellectual, or volitional fields.
sexual perversion sexual deviation.

per·ver·sion

(per-ver'zhŭn), Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
A deviation from the norm, especially concerning sexual interests or behavior.
[L. perversio, fr. per-verto, pp. -versus, to turn about]

perversion

/per·ver·sion/ (per-ver´zhun)
1. deviation from the normal course.
2. sexual perversion; see under deviation.

perversion

[pərvur′shən]
Etymology: L, pervertere, to turn about
1 any deviation from what is considered normal or natural.
2 the act of causing a change from what is normal or natural.
3
Usage notes: (informal)
(in psychiatry) any of a number of sexual practices that deviate from what is considered normal adult behavior. See also paraphilia.

perversion

(1) Paraphilia (sexual deviancy), see there.  
(2) A nonspecific term for any deviation from a norm.

per·ver·sion

(pĕr-ver'zhŭn) Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
A deviation from the norm, especially concerning sexual interests or behavior.
[L. perversio, fr. per-verto, pp. -versus, to turn about]
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Glover (1933), who drew directly from Klein, made this point specifically in relation to the perversions.
sure that the Police ought to initiate a criminal case on the basis of numerous media reports on frequent sexual perversions in the
These are what we might call the normative perversions of dailiness within children's literature: the kinds of perversions that contravene our usual ways of thinking but that we have delighted in accepting as features of the genre.
Butterman engages in a through critical presentation of Mattoso's work in terms of his place in Brazilian literature and the various contexts of his writing in terms of the treatment of sexuality, the hypocrisy of socio-sexual ideologies, the importance of the fetish in his understanding of sexual desire, and, in general, the comprehensive formation of a record of the literary representation of perversion as central and crucial to sexual desire.
If no regression occurs because of constitutional factors, genital impulses are displaced into hysterical behavior or fetishistic perversions.
132), she reiterates her account of necrophilia as 'the desire for the dead other (as the iconic proof of the other's death), [which] would appear a more primary perversion than the other perversions described in literature because it plays out an underlying wish to return to what one never was, to a state of non-being' (P-53).
The Perversion of Knowledge: The True Story of Soviet Science.
Rom 1:26-27 is in Paul's "A," shared by the Wisdom of Solomon: of sinful Gentile idolatry leading to perversions, including those in 1:26-27.
As Silence simmers with rumors, suspicions and evidence of sexual perversions connected with the case, Nell finds herself "transported" more frequently into her past life, viewing scenes connected to the murders, each time finding it more difficult to snap out of it and return to the present.
As recent events have disclosed, the Roman Catholic Church itself has nurtured, enabled, and shielded from prosecution a number of pedophiles, practitioners of one of the few sexual perversions even the libertarian standard criminalizes.
Certain perversions, sexual perversions, for an example, are being touted as a privileged activity, and those who oppose it are being called evil.
Still, despite this irrationality and the "moral resistance of the face to the violence of murder" (225), such perversions of human interaction occur, and thus the ethical command found in the face of the other, "Thou shalt not kill" (Ethics 89), is ignored in a "violence [that] can aim only at a face" (Totality 225) while simultaneously denying its humanity.