Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial, Wikipedia.
Related to contrarian: Contrarian investing
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.
a. a contrary or obstinate person
b. (as modifier): a contrarian investor; contrarian instincts.
con•trar•i•an(kənˈtrɛər i ən)
1. a person who takes an opposing view, esp. one who rejects the majority opinion, as in economic matters.adj.
2. disagreeing with or proceeding against current opinion or established practice.