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contrarian

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noun con·trar·i·an \kən-ˈtrer-ē-ən, kän-\

Simple Definition of contrarian

  • : a person who takes an opposite or different position or attitude from other people

Full Definition of contrarian

  1. :  a person who takes a contrary position or attitude; specifically :  an investor who buys shares of stock when most others are selling and sells when others are buying

contrarian adjective
con·trar·i·an·ism play \-ə-ˌniz-əm\ noun

Examples of contrarian

  1. As an investor, he's a contrarian, preferring to buy stocks when most people are selling.



1657

First Known Use of contrarian

1657


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