Contrarian meaning

kən-trâr'ē-ən
A contrarian is defined as a person who opposes or goes against a prevailing belief or ideal.

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.

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The definition of contrarian is someone or something that goes against prevailing ideas or beliefs.

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.

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One who takes a contrary view or action, especially an investor who makes decisions that contradict prevailing wisdom, as in buying securities that are unpopular at the time.
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A person who typically acts or thinks in a way contrary to popular or accepted opinion; specif., an investor who seeks to make a profit by acting in opposition to majority opinion, prevailing wisdom, etc., as by buying a company's stock when it is out of favor with the majority of investors.
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Of, by, or being a contrarian.
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A person who expresses a contradicting viewpoint, especially one who denounces the majority persuasion.
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(finance) A financial investor who tends to have an opinion of market trends at variance with most others.
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Origin of contrarian

  • c 1660 contrary +‎ -an
    From Wiktionary