contrariness

Definitions of contrariness
  1. noun
    deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
    synonyms: perverseness, perversity
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    types:
    cussedness, orneriness
    meanspirited disagreeable contrariness
    type of:
    fractiousness, unruliness, wilfulness, willfulness
    the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
  2. noun
    a fussy and eccentric disposition
    synonyms: crankiness, crotchetiness, grumpiness
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    type of:
    ill nature
    a disagreeable, irritable, or malevolent disposition
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