Definition of contrariness:
Synonyms for contrariness:
refractoriness, perverseness, contraposition, antithesis, polarity, recalcitrance, oppositeness, crotchetiness, contradistinction, frowardness, contrariety, waywardness, grumpiness, unruliness, intractability, perversity, rebellion, contradiction, crankiness, rebelliousness, willfulness, support, obstreperousness, insubordination, antagonism.
difficulty (part of speech: noun)
sullenness (part of speech: noun)
- unwillingness (part of speech: noun)
- obstinacy (part of speech: noun)
- "The Autobiography of a Journalist, Volume I", William James Stillman.
Out of good- natured sympathy, and a spice of contrariness, he had declared his belief in Brian's innocence, and now, to his astonishment, he found that his view of the matter was likely to prove correct.- "The Mystery of a Hansom Cab", Fergus Hume.
- "The Trade Union Woman", Alice Henry.