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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

(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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As a result, we were able to call Napoleon to the stand again and have him glorify himself without any opposition to his testimony." It was an effective strategy and a member of the perverter side lamented, "I totally forgot about recalling witnesses.
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What's more, the FBI and the CIA, nowadays held up by some Trump opponents as paragons of virtue and ultimate defenders of the American republic, have been among the primary perverters of democracy at home and abroad.
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.
(in the shade of cottages so as to replace the familiar faces with other faces alike but hermetic.) The poem's finale is a conviction without appeal: entryists of private life are called "rodentia of love," "perverters of feelings." In a nutshell, Wilcock provided the grounds for the judgment that the Posadists would pass.
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." (31)
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"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." At the same time, it underestimates Smith to think of him as only being an economist (especially in the twentieth-century meaning of that term); like many (perhaps most) Enlightenment thinkers, Smith sought to understand and demystify the totality of the human condition, and his "economics" is based on extensive studies of human nature and history.
They are also challenges to the value of hard work and initiative or, in the case of dealers, perverters of the dream of free enterprise." That's true, but these perverters can also be violent and dangerous.