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Definition of "orneriness" [orneriness]

  • Stubborn or vile-tempered (adjective)
  • Low; treacherous (adjective)
  • Ordinary (adjective)
  • The state of being ornery (noun)

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Use "orneriness" in a sentence
  • "Compounding my orneriness was the undeniable fact that my parents stayed married for twenty-four years, probably about four too many."
  • "It requires some new kind of orneriness to take Che's famous image"
  • "Whether due to fatigue, pressure, or sheer orneriness, Schwarzkopf erred repeatedly on issues of primary importance, a tendency that became especially evident as Operation Desert Storm wound down."