perverseness


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Synonyms for perverseness

Synonyms for perverseness

deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline

deliberately deviating from what is good

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This benefit is also appealing because it does not suffer in the same way from the perverseness of tax exemption on the organization's earnings discussed in note 127 above.
2) "Method: Make [body] gods return and perverseness eliminates itself" (cf.
During her 20-year sulk, Bernadette so pointlessly squanders her talent--without the excuse of true insanity--that her perverseness outweighs the book's humor.
A member of the well-fixed Hampton family of South Carolina, Catherine had to endure the sexual perverseness and haughtiness of her accomplished husband James Henry Hammond, governor and later senator of South Carolina.
He resigns after just five months because of "the desire for humility, for a purer life, for a stainless conscience, the deficiencies of his own physical strength, his ignorance, the perverseness of the people, his longing for the tranquility of his former life.
1961) ("The forebearance can only have proceeded from an irresistible conviction of the absurdity of subjecting the fate of twelve States to the perverseness or corruption of a thirteenth.
And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.
Felise," a poem which mimes a conversation between parting lovers as a way to place the charms of lyric formula and pattern over the dramatic pathos of a lyric "I," is an exemplary text for considering the perverseness of Swinburne's lyric form.
In critical discussions of these works, relatively little attention has been paid to the emotional plights of Alicia Huberman or Eve Kendall resulting from the perverseness of their patriotic duties.
She explained that she avoided confession because of "the perverseness of her husband, who would not suffer her to make a confession" out of fear that he would face censure as well.
Johnson says in his essay on Abraham Cowley that the reader wonders "by what perverseness or industry they were ever found" (cf.
Poe's essay-story "The Imp of the Perverse" had an expository section, in which, as Bornhauser pointed out, Poe discussed "an innate and primitive principle of human action, a paradoxical something, which we may call perverseness [Poe's emphasis] for want of a more characteristic term.
He plays the part of real-life trickster Steven Russell with gusto and seems to relish the perverseness of his character's misguided but apparently sincere motives.
The pervert becomes a limp, pliable representative of perversity, not the "the Spirit of Perverseness," as Poe put it, but perversity's abject form in a regime of simultaneous repression and compulsory sexual potency and performance.
If we bear in mind the shortness of time that we have available to make the critical changes to CO2 and green house gas emissions, and apply a simple risk analysis to the business-as-usual model, its perverseness is startling.