- marked by a disposition to oppose and contradict
"took perverse satisfaction in foiling her plans"
- Tom is perverse.
- Don't be so perverse!
- I just bet you were thinking something perverse just now.
- They also stated that, while the risk of such a perverse effect may be low for very small companies, it obviously increases as the company expands.
- Granting aid designed exclusively for newly created small enterprises may produce perverse incentives for existing small enterprises to close down and re-open in order to receive this type of aid.
- According to the interested parties, it would be a perverse outcome if a contract legally and validly concluded before Poland's accession to the EU and liberalisation were to become illegal after accession.
- If he had done so, the Commission would have been put in the absurd situation where the perverse consequence of seeking views on a course of action precluded that very course of action itself.
- The amount of aid exceeding the minimum necessary to compensate for the regional disadvantages is a very likely cause of perverse effects (inefficient location choices), higher distortion of competition and, since aid is a costly transfer from taxpayers in favour of aid recipients, net welfare losses.
- On the issue of the estimate of the costs in Measure A, the United Kingdom notes that requiring that there be absolutely no uncertainty in their computation would make it impossible to grant relief for such long term liabilities, which would lead to a perverse application of State aid rules and go against the objectives of the Euratom Treaty.