Synonyms of 'perverse'
- abnormal, contrary, deviant, disobedient, improper, rebellious, refractory, troublesome, unhealthy
- willful, contrary, dogged, headstrong, intractable, intransigent, obdurate, wrong-headed
- stubborn, contrary, cussed (informal), mulish, obstinate, pig-headed, stiff-necked, wayward
- ill-natured, churlish, cross, fractious, ill-tempered, peevish, stroppy (British, slang), surly
Thesaurus for perverse from the Collins American English Thesaurus
Someone who is perverse deliberately does things that are unreasonable or that result in harm for themselves.