Definition of contrarianism in English:

contrarianism

noun

  • See contrarian

    • ‘This is all a bit strange because Lévy is known in France for his contrarianism.’
    • ‘A streak of dour contrarianism is evident in Mr. Jackson's alternative view of economics, which, though seemingly well-developed, rejects as ‘bilge’ elementary definitions that the corporate world takes for granted.’
    • ‘Many who consider themselves feminists in the analytic tradition hold that there are no doctrines required of analytical feminists; indeed, there is even a spirit of contrarianism about such matters.’
    • ‘In this alone it stands as a triumph of contrarianism.’
    • ‘Mostly I just find him intermittently annoying because I doubt that his studiously developed online contrarianism reflects who he really is.’