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Noun: contrariness  kun'treh-ree-nus
  1. Deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
    - perversity, perverseness
  2. A fussy and eccentric disposition
    - crankiness, crotchetiness, grumpiness

Type of: fractiousness, ill nature, unruliness, wilfulness [Brit, Cdn], willfulness [N. Amer]