A contrarian is defined as a person who opposes or goes against a prevailing belief or ideal.(noun)
A person who always says the opposite of what popular culture says, hating all movies that most people love and buying stocks when everyone else is selling, is an example of a contrarian.
The definition of contrarian is someone or something that goes against prevailing ideas or beliefs.(adjective)
When the majority of people at a convention are democrats and one person is a republican, the republican is an example of someone with a contrarian opinion.
See contrarian in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See contrarian in American Heritage Dictionary 4
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