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noun as in opposition

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"No, I won't," pouted Dot, dropping upon the ice in sheer contrariness.

There are always fools, though, who will disregard such a notice just from sheer contrariness.

He may at times laugh, and in the friendliest spirit tease his wife about her contrariness.

After such failures he would be downcast on account of Hans's contrariness.

Something of her contrariness came back to her as she paced the walk and looked over it at the tree-tops inside.


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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to contrariness, such as: antithesis, contradiction, contradistinction, contrariety, contrast, and oppositeness.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.