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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A fussy and eccentric disposition; Deliberate and stubborn defiance and resistance to guidance or discipline.

Usage examples (25)
  • If contrariness is my inheritance and destiny, so be it.
  • By a natural perversity of disposition, which my nursemaids called contrariness,
  • "contrariness" of her daughters, who were "always on the lookout for some new way of opposing her."
  • In a way, you've got to admire their contrariness. for more
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