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Noun: perverseness  pu(r)'vurs-nus
  1. Deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
    - contrariness, perversity
  2. Deliberately deviating from what is good
    "there will always be a few people who, through macho perverseness, gain satisfaction from bullying and terrorism";
    - perversity

Type of: evil, evilness, fractiousness, unruliness, wilfulness [Brit, Cdn], willfulness [N. Amer]

Encyclopedia: Perverseness