Definitions for orneriness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

or•ner•yˈɔr nə ri(adj.)-ner•i•er, -ner•i•est.

  1. disagreeable in disposition; mean; crotchety.

    Category: Status (usage)

  2. stubborn.

    Category: Status (usage)

Origin of ornery:

1790–1800

or′ner•i•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. cussedness, orneriness(noun)

    meanspirited disagreeable contrariness

Wiktionary

  1. orneriness(Noun)

    the state of being ornery

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