Definition of "orneriness" []

  • Stubborn or vile-tempered (adjective)
  • Low; treacherous (adjective)
  • Ordinary (adjective)
  • The state of being ornery (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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."