Definition of "perverseness" [per•verse•ness]

  • The quality of being perverse; obstinacy or doggedness (noun)

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Use "perverseness" in a sentence
  • "It follows, that the desire to be well must be excited simultaneously with any principle which shall be merely a modification of combativeness, but in the case of that something which I term perverseness, the desire to be well is not only aroused, but a strongly antagonistical sentiment exists."
  • "It follows, that the desire to be well must be excited simultaneously with any principle which shall be merely a modification of combativeness, but in the case of that something which I term perverseness, the desire to be well is not only not aroused, but a strongly antagonistical sentiment exists."
  • "Note, Those that are faithless will be perverse; and perverseness is sin in its worst colours."