I'm trying to describe someone who no longer favor something simply because more people are aware of it/like it now.

Possessive and selfish come pretty close but still not quite what i'm looking for.

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    Would a "Hipster" fit this? It's a more modern term, so I'm not too sure of it's use or if it's in dictionaries. – Jared Jan 12 '17 at 16:05
  • an anti-cool? - i'm guessing – JMP Jan 12 '17 at 16:21
  • We used to call them "punk". :-) – jimm101 Jan 12 '17 at 17:10
  • An elitist snob. – Scott Jan 12 '17 at 19:45

Possibly Contrarian. While it is primarily used in regards to finance/investing, it can be used more generally. From The Free Dictionary


n. 1. a person who takes an opposing view, esp. one who rejects the majority opinion, as in economic matters.

From Urban Dictionary

contrarian Someone who automatically tends to take the opposite point of view from the person to whom they're speaking, or to disagree with society at large out of a sort of knee-jerk reflex.

Friend: I've got some ice cream, you want vanilla or chocolate? Contrarian: Um, do you have strawberry?
Friend: I love indie rock, you heard of these guys? Contrarian: Yeah, but they're not really that indie, though.

  • Clever answer! A "contrarian snob" would work for me. +1 – Mark Hubbard Jan 12 '17 at 16:16
  • Contrarian is perfect! Thank you ~~ – alice Jan 12 '17 at 16:23
  • A backwards search for 'contrarian' soon reveals that this is a duplicate. – Edwin Ashworth Jan 12 '17 at 17:00
  • I have read the other and wasn't convinced it was exactly a dupe, the motivation for the action seemed different - mistrusting groups rather than misliking popular things. Interestingly on that one, although the OP accepted 'contrarian', they also kind of argued against it in comments... – Spagirl Jan 12 '17 at 17:14
  • Answers were the same, but the questions were different. – Hank Jan 12 '17 at 17:24

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