1、per- "through" 在这里引申为：由好的一方面through到不好的一方面，=> away；同类单词：pervert, perjury.
2、per- + vers- + -ion.
3、literally "turn sb or sth through to the wrong way".
- perversion (n.)
- late 14c., "action of turning aside from truth, corruption, distortion" (originally of religious beliefs), from Latin perversionem (nominative perversio) "a turning about," noun of action from past participle stem of pervertere (see pervert (v.)). Psychological sense of "disorder of sexual behavior in which satisfaction is sought through channels other than those of normal heterosexual intercourse" is from 1892, originally including homosexuality.
Perversions are defined as unnatural acts, acts contrary to nature, bestial, abominable, and detestable. Such laws are interpretable only in accordance with the ancient tradition of the English common law which ... is committed to the doctrine that no sexual activity is justifiable unless its objective is procreation. [A.C. Kinsey, et.al., "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male," 1948]
- 1. the perversion of justice
- 2. What monstrous perversion of the human spirit leads a sniper to open fire on a bus carrying children?
- 3. In its most general sense, corruption means the perversion or abandonment.
- 就其最一般的意义上说, 舞弊就是堕落,就是背离准则.
- 4. Her account was a perversion of the truth.
- 5. His craving for publicity has become almost a perversion.
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