Etymology
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contrariness (n.)

late 14c., "state of being contrary, opposition, antagonism," from contrary + -ness. Meaning "fondness of opposition, habitual obstinacy" is from 1640s.

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Definitions of contrariness

contrariness (n.)
deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline;
Synonyms: perversity / perverseness
contrariness (n.)
a fussy and eccentric disposition;
Synonyms: crankiness / crotchetiness / grumpiness
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