Examples from the Web for contrarian
Instead of decorating every face on the street, Google Glass hit a contrarian rip tide.You Were Wrong About Miley & Bitcoin: 2014’s Failed Predictions|Nina Strochlic|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sen. Rand Paul, however, resisted gushing--in keeping with his contrarian brand.Kissy-Face The Nation: Washington’s Power Elite Smooch Bob Schieffer|Lloyd Grove|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Taylor also said the contrarian nature of the study will likely bring added attention to a field still very much being charted.Playing Violent Video Games Makes You a Better Person, Study Says|Kevin Zawacki|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes Christopher is called a “contrarian,” but I never thought that label was right.
By then, ever the contrarian, the aging Hopper rebelled the other way.
British Dictionary definitions for contrarian
- a contrary or obstinate person
- (as modifier)a contrarian investor; contrarian instincts
Word Origin and History for contrarian
To be in opposition is not to be a nihilist. And there is no decent or charted way of making a living at it. It is something you are, and not something you do. [Christopher Hitchens, "Letters to a Young Contrarian," 2001]