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perversionnoun [C/U]

 us   /pərˈvɜr·ʒən/

perversion noun [C/U] (UNNATURAL PERSON)

sexualbehavior that is ​consideredunnatural and ​morallywrong

perversion noun [C/U] (CHANGE)

a ​change in the way you ​behave or ​live that is not ​sociallyacceptable: [C] What we’re being ​shown here is not ​normalfamilylife, it’s a perversion of that.
(Definition of perversion from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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perversionnoun [C or U]

uk   /pəˈvɜː.ʒən/  us   /pɚˈvɝː-/ disapproving
sexualbehaviour that is ​consideredstrange and ​unpleasant by most ​people: The ​novels of the Marquis de Sade ​deal with ​sexual perversion. the ​changing of something so that it is not what it was or should be: His ​testimony was ​clearly a perversion of the ​truth.
(Definition of perversion from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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