[syn: crankiness, crotchetiness, contrariness, grumpiness]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Contrariness \Con"tra*ri*ness\, n.
state or quality of being contrary; opposition;
inconsistency; contrariety; perverseness; obstinacy.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to
guidance or discipline [syn: contrariness, perversity,
2: a fussy and eccentric disposition [syn: crankiness,
crotchetiness, contrariness, grumpiness]