countertrend

noun

coun·​ter·​trend ˈkau̇n-tər-ˌtrend How to pronounce countertrend (audio)
variants or counter-trend
plural countertrends or counter-trends
: a trend that is in response or opposition to another trend : an opposing trend
… illustrates a developing career countertrend. While conventional wisdom holds that many executives are now abandoning the frustrations of big companies for the entrepreneurial freedom of smaller ones, some salmon are still swimming upstream to larger companies. Hal Lancaster
Yet a small countertrend can finally be detected in the design of apartment houses. More than a handful are reviving the spirit of prewar buildings that have long been automatic best-sellers. Suzanne Stephens
often used before another noun
counter-trend tradersa counter-trend pattern

Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of countertrend was in 1905

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“Countertrend.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/countertrend. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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