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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.

contrarian adj.


a. a contrary or obstinate person
b. (as modifier): a contrarian investor; contrarian instincts.


(kənˈtrɛər i ən)

1. a person who takes an opposing view, esp. one who rejects the majority opinion, as in economic matters.
2. disagreeing with or proceeding against current opinion or established practice.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contrarian - an investor who deliberately decides to go against the prevailing wisdom of other investors
investor - someone who commits capital in order to gain financial returns


[kənˈtrɛərɪən] (frm)
A. ADJinconformista
B. N persona que deliberadamente lleva la contraria
he is by nature a contrarianpor naturaleza le gusta llevar la contraria


nQuerdenker(in) m(f), → Nonkonformist(in) m(f)
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