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contrarian

[kuh n-trair-ee-uh n] /kənˈtrɛər i ən/
noun
1.
a person who takes an opposing view, especially one who rejects the majority opinion, as in economic matters.
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contrarian

/kənˈtrɛərɪən/
noun
1.
  1. a contrary or obstinate person
  2. (as modifier): a contrarian investor, contrarian instincts
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n.

1963, from contrary + -ian.

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]

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