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cussedness


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cussedness  \Cuss"ed*ness\,  n.  [Cussed  (for  cursed)  +  -ness.] 
  Disposition  to  willful  wrongdoing;  malignity;  perversity; 
  cantankerousness;  obstinacy.  [Slang  or  Colloq.,  U.  S.] 
 
  In  her  opinion  it  was  all  pure  ``cussedness.''  --Mrs. 
  Humphry  Ward. 
 
  Disputatiousness  and  perversity  (what  the  Americans 
  call  ``cussedness'').  --James  Bryce. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cussedness 
  n  :  mean-spirited  disagreeable  contrariness  [syn:  {orneriness}] 




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