contrarinessnoun [ U ]uk /kənˈtreə.ri.nəs/ us /kənˈtrer.i.nəs/
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- Jack ran away of his own free-will, and out of downright contrariness.
- Once this would have thrilled me—only last Spring! but now the contrariness in me made me say that it was absolutely necessary that I returned immediately to Versailles.
- Progress is always hampered by sluggish stupidity and contrariness.
- The innate contrariness of things seemed to be blocking all his plans.
- This is certainly another instance of the contrariness of Fate.