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Literally translated from Latin, it means "against the world". It has been used to describe maverick, 'lone-ranger' individuals who lack interest in culture and relative comparisons made by people that the individual deems 'ignorant' (which doesn't make them wrong, necessarily).
The character Tyler Durden from the movie Fight Club is 'contra mundum'.
by emilia_wolf September 15, 2007
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