cussedness


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cuss·ed

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

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

cussedness

[ˈkʌsɪdnɪs] Nterquedad f
out of sheer cussednessde puro terco
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

cussedness

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

[ˈkʌsɪdnɪs] n (fam) → ripicca, spirito di contraddizione
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References in classic literature ?
Full of vinegar and all-round cussedness, but without malice.
I was not in love with her myself; I'm afraid it was simply mischief--pure 'cussedness' on my part.
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.'
It's all down to the moment, the atmosphere and the mood, laced perhaps with a touch of cussedness.
Thanks to the government's cussedness in refusing to yield to Opposition demands for a joint parliamentary committee to probe the 2G spectrum scandal, we are about to witness for the first time ever, an entire session of Parliament going by without any meaningful business being transacted.
Zucchero even declined to show his trademark cussedness at the start, jumped off on terms, and led on the turn for home until fading into third.
And he believes the same cussedness shown by his wing wizard inspired little Michael Hughes into his own virtuoso performance against a Norwegian side that towered over him.
ENGLAND chose the scene of thrilling Test finales to grind Australian hopes of a consolation victory into the dust with brutal cussedness.
UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati's decision to rename the new district created out of the Amethi parliamentary constituency -- represented by Rahul Gandhi in Parliament -- as Chhatrapati Sahuji Maharaj Nagar stems from cussedness and little else.
Cussedness I think it's called, a characteristic which seems to be expected and one that is totally acceptable, even endearing in an Ealing comedy kind of way, from anyone of my age.
Twice at the track, he lost races that he should have won, once because he shouldered an inferior horse in the final stretch out of sheer cussedness, and later because his mind wandered, when he was too far in front at the Breeders' Cup, a race that would have established him as the leading contender for the juvenile colt Eclipse award.