doggedness, perversity, resist, pertinacity, pertinaciousness, crotchetiness, mulishness, crankiness, bullheadedness, hardheadedness, tenacity, obstinateness, obstinacy, grumpiness, willfulness, pigheadedness, tenaciousness, contrariness
vice (part of speech: noun)
blameworthiness, corruption, perversion, debauchery, debasement, depravity, baseness, feloniousness, immorality, sin, wickedness, impropriety, damnability, sadism, indecency, degeneration, vice, criminality, iniquitousness, reprehensibleness, sinfulness, sinisterness, villainousness, obnoxiousness, badness, evildoing, blackness
- But somehow Fate seemed to have assumed a further perverseness, and appeared bent on robbing him of even this slight satisfaction. - "The Law-Breakers", Ridgwell Cullum.
- " Pull us to shore; and let fits of perverseness alone till they go off. - "Daisy in the Field", Elizabeth Wetherell.
- The question was innocent enough, but perverseness still held Bud. - "Cow-Country", B. M. Bower.