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(per'vert), Negative and pejorative connotations of this word may render it offensive in some contexts.
One who practices perversions.
See also: deviant (2).

pervert

[pur′vərt]
Etymology: L, pervertere
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Usage notes: (informal)
a person whose sexual pleasure is derived from stimuli almost universally regarded as unnatural, such as a fetishist or sadomasochist; a paraphiliac.
2 one whose sexual behavior deviates from a social or statistical norm but is not necessarily pathologic.

pervert

(pĕr-vĕrt′) [L. pervetere, to turn the wrong way]
1. To turn from the normal; to misuse.
2. One who has turned from the normal or socially acceptable path, esp. sexually.
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It was an effective strategy and a member of the perverter side lamented, "I totally forgot about recalling witnesses.
A comissao entregou ao rei um relatorio secreto, tambem redigido por Bailly (1826/2004b) no qual se alertava para os riscos de que o magnetismo animal fosse usado para perverter sexualmente as mulheres.
PERVERTER, and other words in which the changes involve the first letter of the trigrams, are especially easy to identify visually as ladder words.
He will use all resources at his disposal and endure all hardships to crush all impediments created by power perverters and dismantle their towers of lies, in order to set the world free from their death clutch.
The crisscrossed conversation ultimately ends in "blows, and curses," after which the speaker concludes that "plain-spoken men, like me, / With such perverters of our tongue can have no unity.
They are such perverters of what Judaism is all about they have to embrace all the enemies of Jews," said Foxman.
To add insult to injury, those opportunistic entrepreneurs market their gadgets as safety precautions while the shameless lawyers present themselves as diligent officers of the court rather than perverters of the course of justice.
war is not with Islam but with the perverters of Islam; and thereby avoiding the messy implications that even authentic religious convictions sometimes lead to abhorrent behavior.
It is clear that the last two hundred years has been the age of Adam Smith and of his followers and perverters.