contrarianism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

contrarian +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

contrarianism (countable and uncountable, plural contrarianisms)

  1. Beliefs and practices of a contrarian.
    • 2021 February 2, Katharine Murphy, The Guardian[1]:
      Kelly, who specialised in implacable unreason about climate change before his conversion to stubborn contrarianism about various Covid remedies – contrarianism at odds with the views of designated experts including Australia’s chief medical officer – speaks to a constituency the Coalition wants to court: a group of voters tempted to vote for rightwing protest parties rather than the Liberals and the Nationals.