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

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

Full Definition of CONTRARIAN

:  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 \-ə-ˌniz-əm\ noun

Examples of CONTRARIAN

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

First Known Use of CONTRARIAN


Other Economics Terms

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