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English definition of “contrarian”

contrarian

noun [C]     /kənˈtreəriən/ FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
an investor who does the opposite of what most other investors are doing: He is a contrarian who likes to buy stocks whose price is depressed by bad news he believes is only temporary .
(Definition of contrarian noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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