Definition of contrariness in English:

contrariness

noun

See contrary

  • ‘The more fervently humans believe, the more fervently they feel that contrariness is a threat.’
  • ‘In the end, the issue ultimately comes down to this: when does revisionism cross over into shock value contrariness?’
  • ‘I wanted to experience the culinary contrariness of our two countries - I wanted to taste the difference!’
  • ‘There was a contrariness there which, she admits, remains in character.’
  • ‘Most politicians could not long survive such confounding contrariness.’

Pronunciation

contrariness

/ˈkɒntrərɪnɪs/ /kənˈtrɛːrɪnɪs/