cussedness


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cuss·ed

 (kŭs′ĭd)
adj. Informal
1. Perverse; stubborn.
2. Cursed.

cuss′ed·ly adv.
cuss′ed·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cussedness - meanspirited disagreeable contrariness
contrariness, perverseness, perversity - deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
Translations

cussedness

[ˈkʌsɪdnɪs] Nterquedad f
out of sheer cussednessde puro terco

cussedness

n (inf)Sturheit f; out of sheer cussednessaus lauter or reiner Sturheit

cussedness

[ˈkʌsɪdnɪs] n (fam) → ripicca, spirito di contraddizione
References in classic literature ?
Full of vinegar and all-round cussedness, but without malice.
In her heart Elizabeth knew perfectly well that this was because Nutty, when in the presence of the bees, lost his head completely and behaved like an exaggerated version of Lady Wetherby's Dream of Psyche, whereas Bill maintained an easy calm; but at the moment she put the phenomenon down to that inexplicable cussedness which does so much to exasperate the human race, and it fed her annoyance with her unbidden guest.
Seems to me it's just cussedness that makes people go away from Broadway when they've got plunks enough to stay there and enjoy themselves.
These pundits, paradoxically enough, out of sheer cussedness perhaps had vociferously drawn even more warped pleasure when Rabbani's democratic credentials and his loyalty to the PPP were publicly vilified by Asif Ali Zardari while refusing to put him up as a joint candidate of the PPP and the PMLN for re-electing him as the Chairman Senate on March 12, 2018.
This attitude persists in his new book, in which he displays not just academic cussedness, but unfurls a mass of archaeological and textual data.
In a race of see-sawing fortunes as the two outstanding drivers of their generation skirmished, Hamilton prevailed thanks both to his cussedness and the tactical astuteness of Mercedes' engineers.
But the cussedness of holding on to a wrong decision is shocking all the more because it is leading to the creation of an artificial recession.
That Americans' deeply rooted don't-tread-on-me cussedness renders them strongly averse to Big Government is, he says, "an American tragedy," but also a fundamental American reality.
Rejecting the advice of a wide range of experts may appeal to our rebellious streak and cussedness.
Out of sheer cussedness to them and their ilk I went to listen to the EDL and found their objections were to the authorities covering up 40 years of Muslim paedophiles abusing white children and home grown terrorists.
Despite his illness, his pals and I were pleased to read Frank still has a large residue of genuine whimsy, not for the sake of cleverness but in tribute to the cussedness of life.