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

Derived forms: perversities

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

Encyclopedia: Perversity, Desperation and Death