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contrariness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of contrariness

  1. 1 refusal to obey cursed the contrariness of her beloved mutt when it refused to come back inside the house Synonyms of contrariness balkiness, disobedience, contumacy, defiance, frowardness, insubordination, intractability, obstreperousness, rebellion, rebelliousness, recalcitrance, refractoriness, unruliness, waywardness, willfulnessWords Related to contrariness civil disobedience, noncooperation; discourteousness, disrespect, impertinence, impoliteness, impudence, inconsiderateness, inconsideration, insolence, rudeness, ungraciousness; doggedness, hardheadedness, mulishness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinacy, obstinateness, peevishness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, perversity, pigheadedness, self-will, stubbornness, tenaciousness, tenacity; knavery, mischievousness, naughtinessNear Antonyms of contrariness agreeability, amenability, amiability; slavishness, submissiveness, subservience, subserviency; trainability; deference, docility, dutifulnessAntonyms of contrariness compliance, obedience, submission, subordinateness, subordination, tractability, tractableness

  2. 2 the quality or state of being as different as possible a contrariness between his professed altruism and his blatant selfishness Synonyms of contrariness contrariety, oppositeness, opposition, polarityWords Related to contrariness contradictoriness; antipode, antithesis; disparateness, disparity, dissimilarity, divergence, unlikeness; inequality; conflict, disagreement, discrepancy, variance; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousnessNear Antonyms of contrariness agreement, alikeness, conformity, congruity, correspondence, likeness, parallelism, resemblance, similarity, similitude; analogousness; correlation, relationshipAntonyms of contrariness identicalness, sameness


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