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I'm a bit of a contrarian, so I like the idea of going on stage without makeup, without the hair being done, in the jeans and shirt I've been wearing all day. At first that was an issue, because I didn't want to be disrespectful.
Lou Doillon

Meaning of "contrarian" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CONTRARIAN

contrarian  [kənˈtrɛərɪən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CONTRARIAN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Contrarian is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CONTRARIAN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Contrarian

A contrarian is a person who takes up a contrary position, a person who seems to be "contrary for the sake of being contrary," especially a position that is opposed to that of the majority, regardless of how unpopular it may be. It is similar to iconoclasm; attacking or openly rejecting cherished beliefs and institutions or established values and practices, but unlike the contrarian, the motive is not simply to be contrary or a tool to incite discussion. Contrarian styles of argument and disagreement have historically been associated with radicalism and dissent.

Definition of contrarian in the English dictionary

The definition of contrarian in the dictionary is a contrary or obstinate person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CONTRARIAN


agrarian
əˈɡrɛərɪən
antiquarian
ˌæntɪˈkwɛərɪən
Arian
ˈɛərɪən
Aryan
ˈɛərɪən
authoritarian
ɔːˌθɒrɪˈtɛərɪən
barbarian
bɑːˈbɛərɪən
Bavarian
bəˈvɛərɪən
Bulgarian
bʌlˈɡɛərɪən
Darien
ˈdɛərɪən
humanitarian
hjuːˌmænɪˈtɛərɪən
Hungarian
hʌŋˈɡɛərɪən
Kaffrarian
kæˈfrɛərɪən
libertarian
ˌlɪbəˈtɛərɪən
librarian
laɪˈbrɛərɪən
Marian
ˈmɛərɪən
orarian
ɔːˈrɛərɪən
sectarian
sɛkˈtɛərɪən
sub-librarian
ˌsʌblaɪˈbrɛərɪən
vegetarian
ˌvɛdʒɪˈtɛərɪən
veterinarian
ˌvɛtərɪˈnɛərɪən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CONTRARIAN

contraposition
contrapositive
contrapposto
contraprop
contrapropeller
contraption
contrapuntal
contrapuntalist
contrapuntally
contrapuntist
contraries
contrarieties
contrariety
contrarily
contrariness
contrarious
contrariously
contrariousness
contrariwise
contrary

WORDS THAT END LIKE CONTRARIAN

aquarian
assistant librarian
Brian
centenarian
communitarian
culinarian
documentarian
egalitarian
Maid Marian
nonsectarian
Old Bulgarian
ovarian
pescetarian
quinquagenarian
riparian
rosarian
school librarian
seminarian
Shakespearian
totalitarian
unitarian

Synonyms and antonyms of contrarian in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «contrarian» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CONTRARIAN

Find out the translation of contrarian to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of contrarian from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «contrarian» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

逆势
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

contrarian
570 millions of speakers

English

contrarian
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विपरीत
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مناقضة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

противоположный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

contrária
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

contrarian
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

à contre-courant
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Contrarian
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Contrarian
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

コントラリアン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

역 투자
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Contrarian
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trái ngược
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

முரண்பாட்டாளரான
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परस्परविरोधी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Muhalif
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

contrarian
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

contrarian
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

протилежний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

contrarian
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

contrarian
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Contra
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

contrarian
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

contrarian
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CONTRARIAN»

The term «contrarian» is regularly used and occupies the 56.464 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about contrarian

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10 QUOTES WITH «CONTRARIAN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word contrarian.
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Todd Barry
I don't really know much about pirates, or pirate culture. I'd be a contrarian pirate.
2
Sarah Carter
I have followed my heart my whole life - the crazy kid, a contrarian by nature, and I've been in trouble in points in my career.
3
D.J. Cotrona
Not a 'Mad Men' guy. Never got into it. I'm kind of a contrarian that way. If something gets too popular too fast before I can get on it, I just get really annoyed. Everybody tells me I'm an idiot; it's supposed to be amazing. I saw some of the second season; I loved it, but I was just detached. I didn't get into it.
4
Lorenzo di Bonaventura
I mean, I'm not a contrarian.
5
Barry Diller
I am a contrarian.
6
Lou Doillon
I'm a bit of a contrarian, so I like the idea of going on stage without makeup, without the hair being done, in the jeans and shirt I've been wearing all day. At first that was an issue, because I didn't want to be disrespectful.
7
Mariam Naficy
Don't be afraid of developing a contrarian viewpoint on what type of person is perfect for your company as CTO and how you're going to find that person.
8
Jenny Offill
I have a slightly contrarian streak as a writer, and one of the things I was interested in was how distilled could I make a life, and how I could cross what is kind of trivialized as a domestic novel with a novel of ideas, a philosophical novel.
9
David Sze
The best opportunities are often ones where you're being contrarian. That doesn't mean being contrarian for contrarian's sake, but it means you're thoughtful about the risks of following the crowd.
10
J. Tillman
When I was young, I had this contrarian thing, and my music for a long time was an extension of that. I didn't want to entertain people; I had too much vanity to be an entertainer. I think that some layers of vanity came off.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CONTRARIAN»

Discover the use of contrarian in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to contrarian and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Letters to a Young Contrarian
In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents.
Christopher Hitchens, 2009
2
Contrarian Investment Strategies in the Next Generation
This is the climate that tests the mettle of the pros, the worries of the average investor, and the success of David Dreman's brilliant new strategies for the next millennium.
David Dreman, 2008
3
High Tech Heretic: Reflections of a Computer Contrarian
The author of Silicon Snake Oil offers a provocative and controversial critique of the educational applications and benefits of computers and provides a commonsense look at how technology can be best utilized and controlled in the modern ...
Clifford Stoll, 2000
4
Contrarian Investment Strategies: The Psychological Edge
This is every investor’s essential guide to optimal investing.
David Dreman, 2012
5
Alternative Oklahoma: Contrarian Views of the Sooner State
Contrarian Sooner views of Oklahoma history
Davis D. Joyce, 2007
6
Hereof, Thereof, and Everywhereof: A Contrarian Guide to ...
This book may be unconventional, but it is a vital element of any lawyer's library.
Howard Darmstadter, 2008
7
The Art of Contrarian Trading: How to Profit from Crowd ...
How can you avoid getting caught in bubbles and crashes? You will find the answers in Carl Futia’s new book, The Art of Contrarian Trading. This book will teach you Futia’s novel method of contrarian trading from the ground up.
Carl Futia, 2009
8
The Platinum Rule and Other Contrarian Sayings
The Platinum Rule The Platinum rule is a book that takes the other side of our most cherished sayings and proverbs.
Tuchy Palmieri, 2006
9
Opinions of an Old Contrarian
Offers the opinions, anecdotes, and reflections of the columnist for the Virginia-Pilot and the Richmond Times-Dispatch Through more than a half-century of writing for the Richmond and Norfolk newspapers, Guy Friddell has earned a repuation ...
Guy Friddell, Joe Coccaro, 1997
10
The Contrarian Effect: Why It Pays (Big) to Take Typical ...
These are examples of the contrarian effect in action, and it not only works, it works well. If you or your organization is in the sales doldrums, it's time to shake things up.
Michael Port, Elizabeth Marshall, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CONTRARIAN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term contrarian is used in the context of the following news items.
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Contrarian investors: Don't be afraid to buy Canadian
... from Canada's commodity-driven markets.” Looking for a contrarian play for your investment dollars in the second half of the year? Consider ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
2
What is contrarian investing?
Contrarian investing is about doing the opposite of what most investors are doing. Those who have been brave enough to follow this mantra ... «Al-Bawaba, Jul 15»
3
3 Beaten-Down Stocks That May Pay Off for Contrarian Investors
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Some stocks should be avoided regardless of how cheap they may appear. For others, ignoring their potential value ... «TheStreet.com, Jul 15»
4
Requiem for a contrarian
The occasion was the publication of “Contrarian,” a memoir by Peter Kaye, one of San Diego's great journalists whose newspaper and TV ... «U-T San Diego, Jul 15»
5
Be A Contrarian And Buy The Australian Dollar
In light of the fact that the market has already priced in the actions of the RBA and the declines in China, I believe it is time to be a contrarian. «Seeking Alpha, Jul 15»
6
Why HSBC MF has a contrarian bet on IT stocks
Why HSBC MF has a contrarian bet on IT stocks. Tushar Pradhan, CIO of HSBC AMC, believes worries over the long-term health of IT ... «Moneycontrol.com, Jul 15»
7
Mick Davis is ready to make a contrarian bet on thermal coal
No deal has been finalised and X2 and Rio both declined to comment, but Mr Davis appears ready to take a contrarian bet on coal. «Financial Times, Jun 15»
8
The Contrarian Reviews Jurassic World
I was a Dinosaur freak for the first 14 years of my life, and the original Jurassic Park movie is certainly the best Dinosaur movie in history for ... «News24, Jun 15»
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Contrarian Fund I Offshore Filing. Gina N Scianni Released Jun 29 …
The Connecticut-based Contrarian Fund I Offshore Ltd. released Form D regarding $469.58 million offering. The date of first sale was ... «OctaFinance.com, Jun 15»
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Why every DevOps team needs a contrarian thinker
You have just been tasked with pulling together a DevOps team for your organization. Or, you're interested in getting involved in a DevOps ... «ZDNet, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Contrarian [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/contrarian>. Dec 2019 ».
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