One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘some streak of perversity made her refuse his offer’
contrariness, perverseness, awkwardness, unreasonableness, difficultness, waywardness, capriciousness, wilfulness, refractoriness, stubbornness, obstinacy, obduracy, mulishness, pig-headedness
British informal bloody-mindedness
2‘the perversity of the decision’
unreasonableness, irrationality, illogicality, wrong-headedness, irregularity, inappropriateness
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