oppositional disorder

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oppositional disorder op·po·si·tion·al disorder (ŏp'ə-zĭsh'ə-nəl)
A persistent pattern of disobedient, negativistic, and provocative opposition to authority figures that occurs between the ages of 3 and 18 and is characterized by temper tantrums, violation of minor rules, argumentativeness, stubbornness, and dawdling.

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