PERVERSE, adjective pervers'. [Latin perversus. See Pervert.]
1. Literally, turned aside; hence, distorted from the right.
2. Obstinate in the wrong; disposed to be contrary; stubborn; untractable.
To so perverse a sex all grace is vain.
3. Cross; petulant; peevish; disposed to cross and vex.
I'll frown and be perverse and say thee nay.