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Definition of "contrarian" []

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "contrarian" in a sentence
  • "Highlighting this contrarian is to rub the nose of Republicans in the mire. key"
  • "The book is only 280 pages long, but so rich in contrarian assaults on cherished American assumptions I cannot adequately summarize it."
  • "Your adopted role as contrarian is becoming rather trite."