[n] mean-spirited disagreeable contrariness
\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.