rebellion, rebelliousness, balkiness, contumacy, intractability, contrariness, obstreperousness, insubordination, defiance, refractoriness, frowardness, unruliness, willfulness, recalcitrance.
impiety (part of speech: noun)
motivelessness (part of speech: noun)
At any rate, he gave an exhibition of his worst qualities, and Summerhay derived perverse pleasure from that waywardness.
- "Beyond", John Galsworthy.
When she thought her patient was asleep, Miss Madigan tried to open her fingers, but, with something of her old waywardness,
- "The Madigans", Miriam Michelson.
It was therefore an act of portentous waywardness
when, at this juncture, a complaint was made of His indifference to ceremonial cleanness.
- "The Gospel According to St. Mark", G. A. Chadwick.