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  • n. The state of being contrary

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. state or quality of being contrary; opposition; inconsistency; contrariety; perverseness; obstinacy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Contrariety; opposition; antagonism.
  • n. Perverseness; habitual obstinacy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
  • n. a fussy and eccentric disposition

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